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Does Car Insurance Cover Hail Damage?

We’ve all experienced it at some point. Dark gray clouds form ominously above. Thunder rumbles and lightning claps. Rain falls in heavy sheets. And then, the sky opens for Mother Nature’s angry ice dispenser. Ranging from the size of a pea to the size of a grapefruit, these ice stones can wreak havoc on fields, livestock, buildings and homes. They can also total—yes, total—a vehicle...

What to Know About Ice Storms: Causes, Effects and Safety

In many places, dealing with winter weather like snow, sleet and ice is a normal part of life. But there’s a less common type of winter storm that can cause significant damage no matter where you live: ice storms. Unlike a winter storm or blizzard that brings high winds and heavy snowfall, an ice storm results in the accumulation of ice on outdoor surfaces –...

How To Dig Out After a Blizzard

  If you live in an area that regularly sees snow, clearing the driveways and sidewalks after a winter storm is a regular part of life. But when severe winter weather strikes, and the snowfall is measured in feet instead of inches, digging out becomes a lot more work. Even if the weather caught you off guard, you’ll still have to brave the cold and...

How to Keep Your Backyard Campfires Safe

There is nothing like a campfire to create a cozy atmosphere when friends and family get together under the stars. A fire draws the gaze and lets you keep warm while socializing in the cool of the evening. A campfire can even be used to cook a meal if you have the right type of fire and accessories. But where there is fire, there is...

5 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Ice, snow, and freezing temperatures can make life more challenging for seniors during the winter months. Slippery walkways and bone-chilling colds can lead to serious injuries and illnesses, particularly for older adults. These tips for winter can help keep seniors safe. Dress Warm to Prevent Hypothermia Hypothermia is a risk for older people living in regions with colder temperatures in winter. This condition occurs when...

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