Homeowners Insurance-Are you getting what you pay for?

Recently, Consumer Reports published an article, “What you don’t know about homeowners insurance could cost you.” The article serves as an important reminder to review your policy before disaster strikes. …

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What you need to know about the solar eclipse

In case you have not heard, Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse occurs. “This is the first time a solar eclipse is viewable from the continental U.S. since 1979,” …

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When lightning strikes your home

Most people know Florida as the lightning capital in the U.S. A legitimate claim considering lightning struck seven homes in the Panama City area last week, during a severe thunderstorm. …

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Tax free weekend

Beginning midnight on August 4, through 11:59 p.m. August 6, Florida will enjoy a back-to-school sales tax holiday. From Friday through Sunday, tax is exempt from shoes, clothes, some electronics …

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Florida driver licenses get a new look

Starting in August, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) will begin issuing a new Florida driver’s license and ID card. “As a matter of fact, the …

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Top most stolen cars

Does yours make the list? “A vehicle is stolen in the U.S. every 45 seconds,” reports Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent car insurance agency. The …

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The biggest danger at the beach

Over the weekend, strangers formed an 80-person human chain in the waters of Panama City Beach. Their heroic efforts were to rescue 10 swimmers caught in rip currents and pulled …

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Credit card skimmers are on the rise at gas stations

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services report they have found and removed 276 credit card skimmers from gas pumps so far, this year. “Credit card skimmers are a …

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Shark Watch

Florida has the highest shark activity of any other region in the world. In 2016, 53 unprovoked shark attacks occurred in the U.S., according to the Florida Museum of Natural …

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Is your car storm ready?

An unusually active hurricane season has gotten off to an early start this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has made their predictions for the Atlantic hurricane season. …

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