Post-Hurricane: Cleanup, Donations and Avoiding Scams

By | Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina

Hurricane Florence made landfall this weekend, dumping rain that has caused major flooding to the coast and inland cities of the Carolinas. Shocking photos surfacing online portray the severity of losses impacting cities like Wilmington, New Bern, and Fayetteville. Fortunately, the skies have cleared, which allowed first-responders and trained volunteers to begin the recovery effort on Monday. We have compiled three articles written by the Centers of Disease Control, the Charlotte Observer, and Forbes on helpful tips regarding post-disaster cleanup, reputable charities for donations, and how to avoid scams. Please review the links below to gain a better understanding: “Clean…

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Preparing for Hurricane Florence

By | Business Insurance, Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina, Personal Insurance

North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia have already declared states of emergency as they anticipate the potential impacts from Hurricane Florence. Current computer models agree that the storm is heading for the Carolinas and could hit land as a Category 3 or Category 4 Hurricane (111+ mph winds). Many residents that have lived in the area for the past 20 years understand the detrimental powers a hurricane of this size can bring – Hurricanes Fran (1996) and Floyd (1999). Being ready for a natural disaster can save money, time, property, and lives. Here are 5 crucial tips on the best…

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Heading to College: What to Insure

By | Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina, Personal Insurance

Check out this post from Selective as students gear up to head to college. The link to their full post is below. This weekend is move-in for most colleges and universities in North Carolina. Parents and family members will travel across the state to help their freshman transition his/her life and belongings into a new room, campus, town, and alma mater. As the parents drive away with an empty backseat, questions arise if they have done enough to prepare their child for the journey ahead. Most things are out of the parents’ control but one thing they can do is…

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Is Your Vacation Home Properly Protected?

By | Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina, Personal Insurance

Our friends at Selective have something we want to share! Link to the full post is at the bottom. Your vacation home is your precious getaway, a place far from the stress that results from work and everyday problems of normal life. Whether your vacation home is at the beach or in the mountains, the scenery and a little peace and quiet is all it takes for your world to stop spinning. The last thing you want is for stress to follow you to your vacation home but unfortunately, risks lay around every corner- even in the most beautiful places….

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