Welcome to Hurricane Season 2020
2020 has unleashed catastrophes in historical fashion: COVID-19, murder hornets, Australian brushfires, earthquakes, floods and more. And now, an above-normal hurricane season is predicted. We are already two named storms into the list of 21 for the year: Arthur and Bertha, which thankfully were rain events and weakened before they were able to do widespread damage.
Hurricane season officially starts … Read More
Keep cool this summer with DIY HVAC inspection
Having no heat in winter or no cool air in summer makes for a miserable time. Learn how to do a basic HVAC inspection that could always help keep your system operational.
You can stave off malfunctions and keep your HVAC system in good working condition by performing regular inspections. Here are the steps to take when performing your very … Read More
A home health check to get your backyard ready for a socially safe summer
Summer is right around the corner, and as we begin to safely socialize with friends and neighbors, it’s a perfect time to think about outdoor safety. As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to keep your guests safe on your property and reduce your liability exposure. You may have $100,000 or even $1,000,000 in liability coverage, but it’s always best to … Read More
Employee spotlight – Karla Naujokat is not a farm girl from Wisconsin, but she will bring the cheese(y)
Karla Naujokat had a good laugh when she received a promotion early in her insurance career. She was raised by a strong-willed single mom from Wisconsin who instilled positive values and a sense of humor. Karla had moved to California, and her boss must have assumed that everyone from Wisconsin knows something about farms. Karla wound up handling all the … Read More
Hurricane Preparedness Week – Day 7: Make an Emergency Plan
If you had a chance to review all the posts from this past week, you are likely ready for Hurricane Season which begins June 1. Make sure you have a written plan if a hurricane warning has been issued in your area. Share your plan with everyone in your home and contacts out of town that can help spread the … Read More
Hurricane Preparedness Week – Day 6: Help Your Neighbors
In today’s new normal, we are all at home more, but hopefully getting to know our neighbors during outdoor walks, even if it means staying six feet apart. It’s never been more important to check on neighbors who may have a tough time getting to the grocery store or have decided not to shop as they may be in a … Read More
Hurricane Preparedness Week – Day 5: Strengthen Your Home
Your home is your most valuable asset, and it’s important to protect it from an impending storm. Some changes can be made weeks or months in advance, while some tips are great when the storm is on the way.
In preparation for storm season
Make sure your home is in good repair and meets local hurricane building codes.
- Declutter drains
Hurricane Preparedness Week – Day 4: Prepare Financially
One of the best ways to prepare for any emergency is to be financially prepared to handle whatever situation you may face. Experts agree that you should have enough saved to cover about three to six months of expenses. Sadly, most Americans don’t have enough to cover a $1,000 unexpected expense, such as a medical emergency or forced time off … Read More
Hurricane Preparedness Week – Day 3: Assemble Disaster Supplies
Based on the numerous empty shelves at the grocery store over the past few months, it’s evident that many people have stocked up on food, toiletries and cleaning supplies, so they’re prepared for local shelter in place orders due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The good news is that you likely have supplies for ten days as recommended by hurricane preparedness … Read More
Hurricane Preparedness Week – Day 2: Know Your Evacuation Zone
If you’ve ever lived through a hurricane, you know the dangers that heavy wind and water can pose to your home and your community. Sadly, many people wait until it’s too late and find themselves on clogged freeways trying to get out of harms way, or worse, trapped inside their homes as the flood water rises.
As Benjamin Franklin once … Read More