How to Handle Insurance Claims for Damage After a Major Storm

With the potential damage caused by Hurricane Florence to homes both on the coast and inland due to wind and flooding, it’s important to understand what to do when the storm has passed. Here are some tips on how to handle claims and damage to your home and property in the aftermath of a natural […]

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Hurricane Florence: Safety After the Storm

Even though the storm has passed, it’s important to be aware of the dangers in your area. Here are some tips to help keep you and your family safe when returning home to assess damage after a hurricane.   Don’t return to your local area until officials say it is safe to do so. Keep […]

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Is it Safe? Avoid Life-Threatening Dangers After a Hurricane

Along with damaging winds and rains, hurricanes also bring the threat of poisonings with them.  Here are some prevention and survival steps that can help you avoid a poisoning or illness after the storm.    Avoid food poisoning and water contamination by: keeping freezer and refrigerator doors closed. A full freezer usually keeps food cold […]

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Move it or Lose it: AAA Urges Motorists to Move Vehicles to High Ground

TIPS TO HELP AVOID CAR FLOOD DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE FLORENCE   With the threat of Hurricane Florence impacting the Carolinas, AAA is urging motorists to move their vehicles to higher ground to avoid flood damage. Approximately 57 percent of Carolinians have auto insurance policies that don’t cover flood damage. “We want to be as prepared […]

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How to Stock Your Home with an Emergency Supply Kit

With Hurricane Florence starting to hit the coast and slowly making its way through the Carolinas, power outages are likely to occur. Duke Energy has warned that up to 1-3 million of its 4 million customers in its service area could possibly lose power due to this dangerous storm.  In the event that you lose […]

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Playa San Juan

Welcome Back! The Caribbean is open for business.

Hurricanes are a fact of life in the Caribbean, but last year’s hurricane season was exceptional. The one-two punch of Hurricanes Irma and Maria left some islands badly damaged. However, the Caribbean region contains over 7,000 islands spread across one million square miles. Of the 33 Caribbean island nations and territories, only a handful were […]

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Stay Safe During Hurricane Florence

While officials are enforcing mandatory evacuations of coastal areas in the Carolinas, many residents farther inland will be riding out the hurricane at home. Here are a few tips to help you be prepared if you’re sheltering in place:   Stay informed by monitoring the storm via radio, TV, and internet. Secure your home, close storm shutters, and […]

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Safety Tips for Evacuating During a Hurricane

With the most recent update on the trajectory of Hurricane Florence and its potential impact for storm damage and severe flooding in the Carolinas, AAA is urging all residents in the coastal areas of North and South Carolina to follow your local authority’s safety recommendations. Massive flooding and storm surges along the coast are expected, along with flooding […]

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