What’s the #1 Fall Driving Danger if You Live in Virginia?

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Did you know that the fall is one of the most dangerous seasons of the year on Virginia highways? In October 2019, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles reported 12,568 traffic crashes statewide, which resulted in 86 fatalities and 6,036 injuries, the highest totals for any other month in 2018. September and November bring their own unique challenges for Virginia drivers and car insurance.      With summer in the rearview mirror and kids...

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Fall Means Peak Hurricane Season For Virginia

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Peak hurricane season is here, Virginia! August 15th to Nov 30 is when we see some of our most active weather in the tropics. September 10th statistically marks the height of Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA's forecast calls for above-normal tropical activity this hurricane season. NOAA expects six to ten storms will become major hurricanes, with winds of 74 mph or stronger and three to five major hurricanes (category 3, 4, or 5) with winds of...

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My Car Flooded! What Should I Do?

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Virginia is no stranger to flash flooding. On July 8, flash flooding ravaged Northern Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. This historic deluge unloaded up to 4 inches of rain in some areas in 1 hour, causing historic flooding to major roads during the morning rush hour.

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What Trees are Good to Plant Around Your House?

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Fall is the best time of year in Virginia to plant trees around your home. They can create four seasons of amazing curb appeal with their foliage and blooms. But in our many years of home insurance claims, we've seen our share of costly property damage from trees. The good news is that your home insurance can cover the cost of that damage. Check out the experience the Duvalls had with a mature tree at their Charlottesville home.    {%...

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How to Tell If Your Roof Needs To Be Replaced

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It’s your first line of defense. It covers and protects the foundation and bones of your house. It covers and protects your treasures within. And most importantly, it covers and protects your family.  Your ROOF. It needs to be right!

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