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Do I Need Tornado Insurance In My Area?

According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), approximately 1,200 tornadoes touch down in the U.S. every year, with wind speeds as high as 300 mph. Peak tornado season is April through June or July. The most severe tornadoes tend to occur in the spring when they strike the Southeast, a more densely populated area than the Great Plains. III states that the South has more...

Ladder Safety Tips: How To Choose The Right Ladder & Climb It Safely

When it comes to home maintenance, not every task happens at eye level. So whether you’re changing a light bulb or cleaning your gutters, a ladder is often needed to bring your project within reach. You may not think of these jobs as particularly dangerous, but there’s risk involved any time you leave the ground – even if it's only a few feet. In fact,...

Help Your House Recover From Frost Heave

Frost heave occurs when ice forms underneath soil. As the frozen soil switches between freezing and thawing, it can cause the very foundation of your house to shift since frozen soil has about 10 percent more volume than dry soil. This can lead to serious structural damage to your foundation. Frost heave can happen in any place that experiences cold temperatures. Yet it is most...

Insuring Farm Vehicles: Do I Need Commercial Auto Insurance Or Agribusiness Insurance?

If you are in the field of agriculture, agribusiness insurance can help protect your entire business, including your farm equipment. If you have vehicles used on your farm or in your business, you will likely want to include commercial vehicle insurance in your agribusiness insurance package. Our knowledgeable agent can advise you on the insurance coverage you need and help you find the best available...

7 Most Common Driving Hazards & How To Avoid Them

It can be hazardous to set out on the roadways today. Heavy traffic, dangerous driving behaviors, and other factors can turn our streets and highways into an obstacle course for motorists. The following are some of the most common driving hazards and what you can do to avoid them. Congested Traffic Traffic jams and congestion can lead to accidents. When you are driving in heavy...