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How to Protect Your Home During the Holidays

Most of us look forward to the holidays with anticipation. Family, friends, and work get-togethers, parties, events, and foods and treats make the winter holiday season a favorite for people of every age – but it is smart to be aware of the risks. To protect your home and your valuables, check out these practical home safety tips: Protect your home from the risk of...

Does Car Insurance Cover Hail Damage?

We’ve all experienced it at some point. Dark gray clouds form ominously above. Thunder rumbles and lightning claps. Rain falls in heavy sheets. And then, the sky opens for Mother Nature’s angry ice dispenser. Ranging from the size of a pea to the size of a grapefruit, these ice stones can wreak havoc on fields, livestock, buildings and homes. They can also total—yes, total—a vehicle...

What to Know About Ice Storms: Causes, Effects and Safety

In many places, dealing with winter weather like snow, sleet and ice is a normal part of life. But there’s a less common type of winter storm that can cause significant damage no matter where you live: ice storms. Unlike a winter storm or blizzard that brings high winds and heavy snowfall, an ice storm results in the accumulation of ice on outdoor surfaces –...

How To Dig Out After a Blizzard

  If you live in an area that regularly sees snow, clearing the driveways and sidewalks after a winter storm is a regular part of life. But when severe winter weather strikes, and the snowfall is measured in feet instead of inches, digging out becomes a lot more work. Even if the weather caught you off guard, you’ll still have to brave the cold and...

How to Keep Your Backyard Campfires Safe

There is nothing like a campfire to create a cozy atmosphere when friends and family get together under the stars. A fire draws the gaze and lets you keep warm while socializing in the cool of the evening. A campfire can even be used to cook a meal if you have the right type of fire and accessories. But where there is fire, there is...

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