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Tick invasion: What you need to know

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 6, 2017 10:44:55 AM

It's been reported in the news that the 2017 tick season is going to be worse than usual. If you're wondering why they're anticipating such a bad season, there's some supporting evidence.

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How to Safeguard Your Roof From Hazardous Weather

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Nothing puts you on edge like a big storm. Whether it’s pounding rain and crashing thunder or a blizzard that knocks out the power for days, nasty weather can have you questioning your family’s fundamental security—and the steadfastness of the home that keeps you safe.

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Storm damage to your trees or shrubs - Is there coverage?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 11, 2017 9:15:50 AM

Picture this. You're outside in your yard enjoying a beautiful spring day. As you feel the warm, gentle wind start to get a little stronger, you notice dark clouds approaching. Now the trees begin to sway with the strong gusts of wind. Before you know it, you hear loud crackling sounds and some of the trees in your yard snap and hit the ground. The storm quickly passes, but leaves a trail of damage behind. Nancy Arndt, personal lines senior underwriter, will explain what your insurance policy may cover.

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What everyone should know about tornadoes

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 4, 2017 10:02:53 AM

In the early morning hours of April 4, 1981, a F4 tornado unexpectedly struck West Bend, Wisconsin. The tornado caused 3 fatalities, 53 injuries and $25 million in damages. Unfortunately, the National Weather Service only issued a severe thunderstorm warning so the tornado sirens never sounded. The storm that produced the tornado didn't display typical characteristics.

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Eight tips to avoid the dangers of black ice

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Mother Nature has thrown a variety of different winter conditions at us this year, including warm/cold temperatures, snow, rain, and wintery mix. She's done a good job of mixing it up. Just when we think we're in for the deep freeze, a few days go by and the temperatures go back above freezing.

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Eight unique tips to keep your car rolling this winter

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 31, 2017 8:47:51 AM

In the Midwest, coming out to a car covered in snow and ice is a common occurrence. For me, it's one that never gets any easier.

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Burned out with shoveling snow?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 17, 2017 8:44:17 AM

Are you tired of shoveling snow this winter? Were you injured while cleaning up after a big storm? If the answer is yes, it may be time to hire a snow removal service.

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Are you covered if a neighbor falls on your snowy sidewalk?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 10, 2017 12:24:47 PM

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Now what?

Winter is here, and that undoubtedly means we’ll get snow. While it can create a winter wonderland and provide the perfect setting for a day of sledding or snowman building, it can also turn your sidewalks and driveways into hazardous areas.

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Will your vehicle sink or swim if it falls through the ice?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 3, 2017 1:26:23 PM

This is the time of year when ponds and lakes are frozen. Soon you’ll be getting ready to get your vehicle out on the open, frozen water to enjoy the great outdoors. But what would you do if the unthinkable – but sinkable – happens and your vehicle breaks through the ice?

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Don’t get stranded: Tips for jumpstarting your car

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 22, 2016 9:12:34 AM

Have you ever jumped into your car, turned the key, and nothing happened? If so, did thoughts like this start racing through your head?

  • I wonder what’s wrong?
  • What am I going to do now?
  • Who can I call?
  • I hope this isn’t going to be expensive.
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