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  • Tornados and Driving Safety

    What to Do If You’re Caught in Your Car During a Tornado Tornadoes are the most violent storms anywhere, and about 1,200 touch ground in the United States every year, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). They’re as unpredictable as they are violent, most often occurring in the early spring on the Gulf Coast, […]

    May 11, 2018

  • How Would Your Insurance Stand up to a Volcano?

    In light of the recent eruption of Kilauea in the Hawaiian Islands, many people have started reconsidering the threat of a volcanic eruption in Washington. Volcanoes may seem like such a far-off hazard, but did you know that Western Washington has five active volcanoes? That’s one quarter of all active volcanoes in the continental U.S.! […]

    May 10, 2018

  • Preventing Pain from Pesky Potholes

    Let’s be honest – spring in Washington is less “April showers bring May flowers” and more “April showers bring May showers.” And with all that rain and wet comes potholes – a nuisance in your driveway and a danger on the road. Whether the roadway is asphalt or gravel, most potholes are formed when water collects […]

    May 2, 2018

  • Flood Prevention and Safety

    Almost anywhere it rains, it can flood. Even if you live in an area of that you think isn’t at risk, preparation is just as critical as with other types of emergencies. Before we get into how you can prevent, limit or react to flooding, it’s important to note that flood damage is typically not […]

    April 25, 2018

  • 9 Ways to Spring Clean Your Health

    Spring cleaning is no small undertaking, but the benefits last for months. Here are a few things you can do to improve your physical, mental, and emotional health this spring – with minimal elbow grease! 1. De-clutter your space. It’s hard to have a sound mind without a peaceful environment. If you tend to collect […]

    April 17, 2018

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    Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

    As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home isn’t something you use daily. And it isn’t something flashy you show off to friends. It’s your homeowners insurance policy, and it protects you in more ways than you may think, helping you rebuild your home or repair damage that results from a […]

    April 16, 2018

  • Driving: It Pays to Pay Attention

    There are a lot of reasons to take driving seriously, and yet so many drivers these days are distracted. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and we wanted to take the opportunity to remind you that safe driving is an activity that requires constant focus. Distractions come in many forms – a backseat temper […]

    April 12, 2018

  • Our Spring 2018 Charity of the Quarter!

    Another client nomination, and another fantastic cause! We’re proud to announce that our Spring 2018 Charity of the Quarter is a wonderful local resource – the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition! The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition takes a holistic, community-based approach to helping reduce substance abuse among island youth. Through fun events and outreach […]

    April 3, 2018

  • So You’ve Got A Teen Driver…

    Kids grow up fast. It seems like just yesterday you were watching your child take their first steps – and now you’re watching them take their first drive in the family car. Getting a driver’s license is a big milestone for teenagers, but it’s perhaps a bigger one for parents. Not only is your little […]

    March 29, 2018

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    Prepare for Warmer Weather with These Home Maintenance Tips

    “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” That’s a quote from author Hal Borland — but another favorite saying might be even more appropriate for this time of year: “Be prepared.” After all, warmer weather brings plenty of risk to go with its beauty. If you aren’t ready, you could find yourself with […]

    March 22, 2018