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Winter Storms: Have a Plan.

Posted by Anchor Insurance on Jan 25, 2017 8:20:33 AM

In the south, we tend to think of hurricane season as the timeframe when all major storms will strike. Not true. They may be less common, but winter storms, especially those forming tornadoes, can be just as deadly and destructive as summer storms. Perhaps even more devastating because we often underestimate their power and therefore are less likely to take proper precautions.  Let’s not forget these erratic, fast moving storms have the strength to uproot massive trees and take down entire housing structures.

That’s why you need a plan.  Luckily there are several steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from winter storms.

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Topics: Storm Tips, Home Safety

Three Things Learned From Hurricane Season

Posted by Anchor Insurance on Dec 7, 2016 4:39:15 PM

Hurricane Matthew was one of the biggest storm threats the Southeast US has experienced in over a decade. With so much time passing, it’s easy to forget some very important lessons we should remember every hurricane season. Below are three things to keep top of mind for next storm season.

Be prepared

Start preparing for storm season before there is a major hurricane on the radar. Check your generators, buy extra water and food, get your batteries and emergency kits ready and take whatever steps you need to prepare your home quickly.  All of your supplies are things that you will eventually use anyway, even if the storm doesn’t hit. Spending the time and extra money to be prepared is smart, not wasteful.

Also, make sure everyone in your family knows your escape and evacuation plans before the storm strikes. Don't take it for granted that everyone knows what to do.

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Topics: Storm Tips

Hurricane Preparedness - What to Do Before, During & After a Storm

Posted by Anchor Insurance on Aug 29, 2016 1:20:34 PM

As we all know, this time of year is hurricane season and it looks like we may be right in the path of a major storm. To be truly prepared, it is important to know what to do before, during and after a hurricane.

Before a Major Storm

In order to prepare for a major storm there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself and your family:

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Topics: Storm Tips