Category: Safety

LIGHTNING MYTHS & FACTS

Lightning Strike

Know the Truth About Lightning Dangers; much of what we think we know about lightning is fiction. Your safety and wellbeing may depend on knowing the difference between these lightning myths and the facts.

LIGHTNING PROTECTION & COVERAGE

Lightning Striking House Chimney

At any given time on our planet Earth, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress—and with them comes lightning.  Your standard homeowners and business insurance policies, and the comprehensive portion of an auto insurance policy cover damages—such as a fire—that results from a lightning strike. Some policies also provide coverage for the damage caused by power surges. However, bodily harm from lightning isn’t easily remedied. Here are some steps you can take to prevent the dangerous effects of lightning and to keep your family safe.

Navigating Social Distancing & Boating

Social Distancing & Boating

COVID-19 is forcing everyone to navigate uncharted waters, including boaters. Many people are wondering if they can go boating, who they can boat with, and where they can go once they leave the dock. The Safe Boating Campaign, led by the National Safe Boating Council, offers tips for practicing social distancing and safety while boating:

7 Cell Phone Etiquette Tips

Cell Phone Manners

July is the perfect time to spend a little less time on the phone and a little more time in the present moment. Below are 7 cell phone etiquette tips to keep in mind all year long.

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).

Dwyer Insurance has numerous Flood Insurance options from which we will select a policy perfectly tailored to suit your property and budget. Our clients typically enjoy significant savings with our customized flood insurance coverage plans vs. standard NFIP rates.

Flood Safety & Preparation, Part 2: During

Dwyer Insurance has numerous Flood Insurance options from which we will select a policy perfectly tailored to suit your property and budget. Our clients typically enjoy significant savings with our customized flood insurance coverage plans vs. standard NFIP rates.

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.

Dwyer Insurance has numerous Flood Insurance options from which we will select a policy perfectly tailored to suit your property and budget. Our clients typically enjoy significant savings with our customized flood insurance coverage plans vs. standard NFIP rates.

21 Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Safety 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.

Taking Care of Your Digital Self: Intro

We need to manage our identities just as we would other aspects of our physical, financial and emotional health. Identity hygiene refers to ongoing proactive maintenance that individuals, families and organizations take to ensure that their sensitive information remains as safe as possible.

Avoid A Deer-Car Collision

Cars passing a traffic sign for deer crossing in fog

As the deer populations grow and urban habitats continue to encroach upon rural environments, there has been an increase in deer-car collisions—over half a million a year, with a significant number of fatalities. D.F. Dwyer Insurance suggests these 10 Deer-Defensive Driving Tips.

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