Hurricane Michael- What is being done?

Hurricane Michael was the 3rd most powerful storm to hit the U.S. The storm quickly escalated to a category 4 hurricane, making it the worst in almost a century. National …

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Think you don’t need a flu shot?

It’s fall in Florida, that means, football, pumpkin-spice and flu shots. October just started and there are already confirmed cases of the flu. Last year, 80,000 people died from the …

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Understanding flood insurance

“Hurricanes and floods can endanger lives, economic viability and entire communities,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent homeowners insurance agency. Seeing the destruction Hurricane Florence …

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What you need to know about fall fishing

Florida offers unique opportunities for fishing in the fall. Cooling water temperatures can result in great bites this fall. “In the middle of hurricane season, always make sure to keep …

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To Swerve or Not to Swerve

Animal related insurance claims  Florida is known for its abundant wildlife population. Green space surrounds many of our highways, increasing the chances of an animal-auto collision. “When driving at night, …

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Good relationships between neighbors strengthen the community you live in, however conflict between neighbors can lead to serious tension, lawsuits and even violence. “Discerning between an annoyance and a true nuisance …

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Weed killer found in popular breakfast foods

Before you dig into your favorite and nourishing breakfast consider, it could contain weed killer. A recent report found dangerous amounts of the herbicide, glyphosate, the active ingredient in weed …

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Can Boating Help Us Be Our Better Selves?

“Being on the water, provides a sense of calm and clarity,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s leading independent boat insurance agency. In his book, Blue Mind, …

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Food Recalls: Products to Avoid

Over the last two months, U.S. health officials have issued several warnings regarding certain foods associated with foodborne illnesses. “While food poisoning might just seem like something you have to …

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Living with Your HOA

62 million Americans are in a homeowners association (HOA), according to the Community Associations Institute. That translates into, 24 percent of U.S. homes belonging to community associations. “Most homeowners don’t …

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