Hurricane Preparedness Guide For Virginians

in insider, hurricane, wind damage, homeowner tips, safety tips, homeowners insurance, flooding, Virginia, hurricane season, severe weather, family Sep 1, 2019

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 for folks. Hurricane season can bring its own daunting headlines. Our company has been living through Atlantic hurricane seasons and insuring homes since 1896. We're Virginians protecting Virginians. So we know a little bit about getting ready for a big storm. And we know there's a ton of...

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Fall Means Peak Hurricane Season For Virginia

in wind damage, homeowner tips, safety tips, homeowners insurance, flood insurance, flooding, Virginia, hurricane season, severe weather, coverage, car insurance, home maintenance, fall, home insurance, home inventory, local agent, weather, home, hurricane prep Aug 8, 2019

Peak hurricane season is at our doorstep, Virginia! August 15th to Sept 20th is when we see some of our most active weather in the tropics. September 10th statistically marks the height of Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA has just updated their forecast from normal tropical activity to above-normal for the 2019 season because El Nino has now ended. Experts are now predicting up to 10-17 named tropical storms for the Atlantic hurricane basin....

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Safe & Sound: 3 Smart Rules to Roadside Safety for Women

in insider, safety tips, driving, Virginia, crash, accident, roadside assistance Jul 30, 2019

When I was a college student, I was traveling home on a rural road late at night when noticed I was quickly approaching a very slow-moving car from behind. It seemed to be lost or having mechanical issues. I slowed down, but before I knew what happened, the other car came to a screeching stop and I rear-ended it. I was shaken up but relieved it was only a fender bender. Then the doors opened and two men got out and headed towards my car. The...

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SAFE & SOUND: 4 Signs You Should Stop Using Your Deck Today

in homeowner tips, safety tips, homeowners insurance, Virginia, coverage, claim, diy, home maintenance, home insurance Jun 10, 2019

Summer in Virginia is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors at home. Whether it’s a graduation party, 4th of July cookout, or good old-fashioned family reunion, decks are a popular gathering place for good food and great memories. But happy occasions can turn disastrous when a larger than normal crowd puts more than the usual stress on a failing deck.

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Do You Enforce Virginia Passenger Restrictions With Your Teen Driver?

in insider, safety tips, driving, Virginia, family, distracted driving, crash, accident, teen driver, parenting, summer May 22, 2019

My husband and I trained all three of our kids to drive with the help of Stafford County Public School's driving program. From white-knuckled trips as copilot to watching our kids back out of the driveway by themselves for the first time, I don't think anything was as challenging as enforcing provisional license passenger restrictions. And nothing as dangerous if we didn't.

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