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Whether you’re planning a much-anticipated remodeling project or facing repairs to fix damage from a storm, hiring a contractor can be a daunting and nerve-wracking task. While most contractors are trustworthy, some are guilty of taking advantage of vulnerable homeowners – especially when the repairs involve an insurance claim.

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When businesses and homeowners are desperate for help to repair and rebuild after a disaster such as a hurricane, tornado or wildfire, they seek assistance from anyone who will offer help. Unfortunately, there are scammers who prey on those emotions and take advantage of good people in their darkest hour.

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Having a disaster plan is critical to keeping your animal companions safe. And horses require extra consideration because of their size and specific transportation needs.

The post Make emergency evacuation plan for your horse appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Protecting yourself and your family is your first priority in the aftermath of a catastrophic event. When your auto, home, business or personal property is damaged or destroyed by a tornado, hail, flood or other destructive event, focus on people first.

The post Coping with loss in a catastrophe: What to do appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Just as you prepare your home for severe weather, consider taking steps to prevent damage to your valuable articles and collections.

The post Prepare your art to withstand hurricanes, floods appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Flood

Flood is the nation’s number one natural disaster with all 50 states experiencing at least one flood in the past five years. It only takes a few inches of water to cause significant damage, and all homeowners are vulnerable.

Contact your agent to discuss whether you qualify for our Preferred Primary Flood or Excess Flood Endorsements as alternatives to insurance available from the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Our loss control service is advisory only. We assume no responsibility for management or control of customer loss control activities or for implementation of recommended corrective measures. This content was gathered from trade services and public information and does not identify or address all possible exposures. We do not warrant that this information is consistent with the underwriting guidelines of The Cincinnati Insurance Company and its subsidiaries or with any federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance.
 
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