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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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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Hurricane and Home and Car Insurance FAQS

in hurricane, wind damage, homeowners insurance, auto insurance, flooding, Virginia, hurricane season, severe weather, coverage, claim, local, home insurance, customer service, home inventory, roadside assistance, local agent, weather, home, hurricane prep, checklist, insurance claim, damage, emergency, Covid-19, coronavirus, home repair, home contractor, house, does my home insurance cover hurricanes Aug 28, 2021

Do you have a question about your insurance coverage or a claim related to hurricanes? While this article will provide some general answers to frequently asked questions, it's important to remember that every policy is different based on individual choices for coverage. If you have a question about your home insurance or car insurance coverage, call your independent agent or contact us. We're happy to assist you. We want to encourage everyone...

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Hurricane Preparedness Guide For Virginians

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We know how scary the weather can be. From wildfires to excessive rainfall and flooding, the news and forecasts can be a source of worry and uncertainty. Hurricane season can bring its own headlines, especially this year's predictions of peak hurricane season for Virginia. As a Virginia insurer, our company has lived through Atlantic hurricane seasons and insuring homes since 1896.  So we know the peace of mind that comes from being prepared....

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