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84 tips to keep your family safe this fall

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 3, 2015 12:30:00 PM

I recently met a couple from California who were in Wisconsin visiting family. I shared with them how much we enjoyed visiting California and talked about the different cities we visited and some of the things we experienced. They told me how lucky my family and I are to live in the Midwest. They don’t experience significant season changes where they live so they really enjoyed our fall colors and the cooler temperatures.

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Flood Insurance: What’s covered and what’s not

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 26, 2015 12:31:32 PM

The news media spends countless hours reporting the devastation and destruction severe weather causes. Think of all the images you’ve seen in the last year for tornadoes, floods, blizzards, ice storms etc. Now pick which one you think creates the most damage.

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Is your family prepared for a power outage?

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 12, 2015 8:43:00 AM

Severe storms containing high wind, hail, and lightning, can knock out power quickly. If this happens at your home, are you prepared?

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Weather Myths: What you need to know

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 14, 2015 9:09:35 AM

As the temperatures begin to rise, severe storms start to make headlines around the nation. When I was growing up, I remember the weather myth that you should keep your windows cracked if a tornado is in your area to equalize the pressure. Is this true or a myth?

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Expert Interview tip #2: Winter braking with Road America

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 3, 2015 9:09:00 AM

Do you pump your brakes? If you have an anti-lock braking system in your car, do you understand how to use it correctly?

Kevin Greenwald, a retired police officer and driving instructor at Road America, discusses how to brake safely when driving in winter weather.

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Expert interview: Winter driving tips from Road America

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 17, 2015 9:03:00 AM

Winter driving can present us with a number of unique hazards. Some of those hazards include:

  • Poor visibility;
  • Blowing and drifting snow;
  • Black ice; and
  • Phantom shoulder.

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Six tips to keep you safe during the next big winter storm

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 3, 2015 9:39:00 AM

Every year when spring rolls around, we find ourselves practicing tornado drills or we talk to our families about fire safety. The goal in both cases is to be prepared and to keep our families safe in case of a real event. In the past, I’ve written blogs about both topics; however, do you ever think about being prepared for a winter storm?

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Tips to overcome the challenges of winter driving

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM

If you live in a climate that gets snow, winter driving is a part of life. Unfortunately, it still provides challenges for many people. So far this winter season, snowfall has been light in Southeastern Wisconsin; however, when I watch the local news, I’m always surprised at the number of accidents on the freeway system.

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Protect your family from identity theft after a tornado

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 17, 2014 8:22:00 AM

At this time of year, it’s common to see news reports with video footage of tornadoes touching down, destroying communities, and wreaking havoc with people’s lives. Unfortunately, each year tornadoes cause roughly $400 million in damages.

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Make sure you’re protected from the spring thaw

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 22, 2014 2:04:00 PM

On the news recently, you may have seen rivers overflowing their banks or cars stuck in the
middle of a flooded road. This is a sure sign spring is here and warmer temperatures are on the way.

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