Flood Safety & Preparation, Part 3: After

Fact: You are still eligible to purchase flood insurance after your property has flooded, provided your community participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

According to the Red Cross, floods are the most frequent and costly natural disasters. When floods strike, the American Red Cross provides shelter, food, water, first aid and comfort to families. We thank them for sharing the important information below: Read More

Taking Care of Your Digital Self, Part 6: Cyber Security

Protecting Your Digital Self: CyberSecurity

 

Computers are a huge part of everyday lives and a personal information stored on them is a goldmine to identity thieves. Threats like ransomware (which literally holds a computer hostage until it’s paid) or WiFi hacking can cause serious damage to someone’s identity. Your technology is a gateway to your identity, and keeping them secure is more important than ever. Read More

Flood Safety & Preparation, Part 2: During

According to the American Red Cross, floods are the most frequent and costly natural disasters. When floods strike, the American Red Cross provides shelter, food, water, first aid and comfort to families. We thank them for sharing the important information below: Read More

Taking Care of Your Digital Self, Part 5: Social Media

Protect Your Digital Self Part 5: Social Media

 

Social media is rife with identity threats, such as scams, oversharing and reputation damage. In order to practice good identity hygiene, constantly be aware of what is being shared and what kind of information those posts and pictures give away to strangers. When online, be critical of messages and posts that may lead to becoming a victim of a scam. Messages from “friends” claiming they are in trouble and need money, or deals that seem too good to be true, can lead to having an identity stolen or being scammed out of hard-earned money. Read More

Flood Safety & Preparation, Part 1: Before

Water stored in bathtubs and sinks should never be used for drinking or for bathing young children because lead can leak from the glaze in bathtubs and sinks into water stored in them.

According to the Red Cross, floods are the most frequent and costly natural disasters. When floods strike, the American Red Cross provides shelter, food, water, first aid and comfort to families. We thank them for sharing the important information below: Read More

Taking Care of Your Digital Self, Part 4: Records & Documents

Protect your records and documents from identity theft.

More than 40 percent of Americans have experienced fraudulent credit card charges. With the increase of online shopping and banking, fraudulent card use shifted in 2016 from stolen or counterfeit cards being used in-person to the account numbers being used remotely. This means it is more important than ever to regularly check statements. While your card may be in your wallet, that doesn’t mean it isn’t being used by a criminal somewhere. But it’s not just your financial accounts that are targeted by identity thieves. Health insurance statement of benefits may alert someone that their identity was used to obtain medical services or prescriptions, known as medical identity theft. Read More

Noah’s Flood Insurance

Don't Wait! Be prepared with Flood Insurance from D.F. Dwyer. Noah famously built the Ark during a drought!

According to FEMA flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States, affecting every state. Although in many cases the causes of flooding are dramatic, including storms, tidal surge, dams or levees breaking, it is important to remember that floods can happen anytime, anywhere—to anyone. An extended rainy period, snowmelt or backed-up storm drain could bring inches of water into your home and cause thousands of dollars in damage to walls, floors and furniture. Read More

How To Make A Home Inventory

Home Inventory

The things you value are part of your everyday life – so much so that you might not even be able to list them if they weren’t there.

That’s the value of a home inventory. Making a detailed list of what you own ensures that you won’t overlook anything if you have to recall what was in your house should it be lost by fire, theft or other circumstance. Start by assembling the tools for documenting what you own and by figuring out how you will store the inventory list. Read More

Key Ways to Prevent Water Damage from Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipe bursts

 

When the temperature falls to 32ºF or below, you can prevent water damage from freezing pipes by taking a few simple steps.

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21 Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Driving in Winter? Be Prepared and Stay Safe.

Avoid cold weather driving disasters with these tips

Snow, sleet, ice and below freezing temperatures all have an effect on driving conditions. During winter, safety depends on driver performance in winter hazards, good vehicle maintenance—and common sense. These tips will help you and your car weather the winter. Read More

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