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.

Throughout the year, Friends of Wake Guardian Ad Litem work with the community to collect school supplies and backpacks for children in need. There are many children in our schools who do not have the resources to start school with the necessary school supplies.  The classroom environment is a haven for most children that live in poverty and have limited, if any, resources to support their educational needs.

TriSure employees donated their time for this fantastic cause by gathering school supplies and assembling backpacks for some of these kids. The goal of this project is to set each child up for success and have them feel a sense of pride on their first day of school.

We are all keeping our fingers crossed and hoping for best.  But if you listen to the experts, this could be a busy hurricane season.  NC State researchers say we could see 15-18 tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin rather than the average of 11, (http://www.wral.com/ncsu-researchers-predict-busier-than-normal-atlantic-hurricane-season/15643675/).

As we all know and some of us remember, it pays to be prepared.  The North Carolina Department of Insurance provides some excellent information in helping you prepare for this season.  Just take a look at their NCHURRICLAIMS TOOLKIT at http://www.ncdoi.com/HurriClaims/.

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.

And for all the trivia buffs, the official season, June 1 through November 30, will actually start with “Bonnie” rather than an “A” name. That is because the Mother Nature didn’t get the memo and we started 2016 off with Hurricane “Alex” on January 10, 2016!