Tag: Flood Insurance

Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist From The Red Cross

  Learn First Aid for Your Pets Dogs and cats are more than pets—they’re family. And just like any other family member, pets deserve to be cared for and protected. That’s why the American Red Cross has developed Dog First Aid and Cat First Aid, comprehensive guides to help keep pets healthy and safe. From basic responsibilities, like spaying/neutering and giving medications, to managing cardiac...

Power Outage Checklist From The Red Cross

  Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome, especially when they last a long time. If a power outage is 2 hours or less, you need not be concerned about losing your perishable foods. For prolonged power outages, though, there are steps you can take to minimize food loss and to keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible. Energy Conservation Recommendations...

Keep You and Your Family Safe Before, During, and After a Flood

There is an increased risk of flooding during spring months. During the winter months, frozen land prevents melting snow or rainfall from steeping into the ground, which can result in overflow of streams, rivers, and lakes, once the ground warms up. Add spring storms to that and there is a very good chance spring flooding will occur. Here is what to do to keep you...

Getting Familiar With The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act

  Are you familiar with the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act? If not, you should be.  Many coastal area homeowners who have been affected by increases in property insurance should brace themselves for another large increase. The act was passed last July less than four months before Hurricane Sandy devastated coastlines in New York and New Jersey. The act is an effort by Congress to recover losses...