July Newsletter

July 31, 2020

Are You Ready for the Next Storm?

An alert pops up on your computer or phone: “Area Flood Warning.” The National Weather Service has predicted heavy, sustained rainfall for your area. Are you ready?

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 and peaks between August and October, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Hurricane Center. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 to November 30. The U.S. East Coast also faces the threat of powerful winter Nor’easters from September to April.

Do you have emergency action and evacuation plans? Do you have procedures for recovering from storm damage? Click here for more information on creating a plan to prepare for the potential hazards a storm can bring.

10 Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

The attached article is courtesy of EMC Insurance Companies

Rain, rain, go away …If only it were that easy. Driving in wet conditions is a common occurrence, and contrary to popular belief, it is much deadlier than driving on snowy streets and roads, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Records show that 73% of weather-related crashes occur on wet pavements and 46% occur during rainfall. Snow, sleet and slush are involved in about 44% of crashes. Click here for 10 tips to tackle rainy roads like an expert.