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.

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The 2020 hurricane season was one of the most active seasons in history, and weather experts predict 2021 will be similar. While hurricanes continue to be among the most catastrophic weather events, the good news is that homeowners have effective and affordable options to help reduce damage.

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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.

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During a hurricane, personal safety is the top priority. To ensure the safety of homeowners and first responders please follow evacuation orders. You can take specific actions before a hurricane to potentially minimize damage to your home.

Preventative Measures:

  • Install shutters on all glass openings, including skylights and garage door windows.
  • Create an evacuation plan and discuss it with family members.
  • Install impact-rated glass in all glass openings.
  • Keep a bag packed with emergency items such as flashlights, extra batteries, portable chargers, cash, bottled water (at least one gallon per day per person), non-perishable snacks, first aid supplies, medications and extra clothes.
  • Organize copies of your important documents in one location so they are easily accessible in case you need to leave quickly.
  • Turn off the gas and water service.
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