Here is a good tool to use by zip code to see the times of Monday’s Solar Eclipse.
TriSure was glad to participate this year in BackPack Buddies! The food and funds benefit Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s child hunger programs.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is feeding children at risk of hunger right now, and nurturing long-term solutions that provide access to fresh, healthy food.
Last week was the official start to our Hurricane Season with the NOAA predicting a 45% chance of an above-normal season. Forecasters predict a 70 percent likelihood of 11 to 17 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher). An average season produces 12 named storms of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes.
And a bit like last year when we saw Hurricane Alex in January 2016, 2017 has started with Tropical Storm Arlene back in April. And most folks weren’t even aware of that one. Let’s hope that this season is as unassuming!
But if not, let’s make sure you are prepared. Here is a great link to Ready.gov, with lots of information to peruse as you prepare, from general knowledge about hurricanes to preparing a plan for you and your neighbors. https://www.ready.gov/hurricane-toolkit.
And in the event of a storm, TriSure will be ready to assist you. Our staff will help you get your claim reported promptly and handled as quickly as possible. And while you can always call us at 919-469-2473 to get your claim in process, here is a list of numbers for our insurance partners should you prefer.
The Weather Channel reports that there are an average of 810,444 lightning strikes per year with an average of 15.2 per square mile. Each year, on average, 49 people lose their lives due to lightning strikes in The United States. And for an odd fact, men are more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
We are now moving into the major lightning season. See this good article from The National Weather Service with links to other articles.
Home Security Systems used to be considered a luxury or an expensive, intrusive decision that required hard wiring your home.
Now many systems are completely wireless and competition has driven the average costs to what could be a more affordable level.
And, all of our Homeowner Insurance Partners provide a discount on your Home Owners policy if you have a monitored system. In many cases the discount can offset quite a bit of the monitoring costs. Take a look at the Top 10 Recommended Systems for 2017 from Consumersadvocate.org.
Whether we like it or not, in our part of the country, this time of year can mean the threat of tornados. Are you ready? Here is a good reminder from The National Weather Service:
Make sure you are prepared!
OK so see where you are on your chore list. Put the snow shovel away, make sure your mower has a sharp blade and get ready for pollen season….And don’t forget some TLC for your home. Here are some more good articles on preparing your home for spring! The folks at Freshhome.com have some quick tips for around the house.
HGTV has some great information on maintenance ideas that are good any time of the year.
I know we’ve been teased by relatively nice weather this winter and that lingering thought that we may still get a blast in the weeks ahead.
But take heart! Groundhog Day means Spring IS COMING. Whether it is Sir Walter Raleigh or Punxsutawney Phil, or the Daffodils that are sneaking up in your yard, it is going to get better.
And now is the time to prepare your home for that wonderful season of new life. Take a look at this great article from our partners at Travelers.
If you follow The Farmer’s Almanac, this omen of a cold winter ought to get you as busy as a squirrel. If nothing else, make sure your home is ready for the upcoming months. Here are 15 tips from Kiplinger on How to Prepare Your Home for Winter.
As Hurricane Matthew churns towards our coast, now is the time to prepare. Our Hurricane Preparedness Center has many resources and tips to help prepare – just in case!
TriSure will be there for you in the event of a storm. Our staff is ready to help you get your claim reported promptly and handled as quickly as possible. While you can always call us at 919-469-2473, here is a list of numbers for our insurance partners as well.