Weather Safety

Still Standing: How to Help Your Maryland Home Survive a Storm

How would your home fare in a storm? Consider the following tips for making your home as impervious to the wild whims of Mother Nature as possible: Roof: When installing a roof, use a covering that is specially designed to resist high winds. Seal all the joints of your roof sheathing with rubberized, self-stick asphalt…

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Hurricane Property Preparation Checklist

Make sure your vehicles have full tanks of gas If you have to leave a vehicle behind, make sure it is not in a low lying area prone to flooding Top off or fill fuel tanks for outdoor grills in case they become your primary cooking appliance Stake small trees, shrubs, and garden plants that…

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Flood Safety

Need a flood insurance quote? Click here for a Flood Policy Quote from Consolidated. Flooding causes more property damage than any other weather related event and occurs in all 50 states. You should understand potential flood vulnerabilities you may have at home. The Red Cross or the local planning and zoning department can help you…

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Hooray for Earth Day!

For some Americans, buying organic vegetables, recycling, and biking to work are just a part of a modern healthy lifestyle, one that also happens to benefit the planet we live on. But there was a time when these environmentally sustainable habits were not part of everyday life, and when the protection of the planet was…

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National Lawn and Garden Month

It’s fitting that the month during which we celebrate Earth Day is also National Lawn & Garden Month. Spring in Maryland is finally in full force, and this is the ideal time to nurture and beautify your own small patch of earth – your yard or garden. Here are some earth-friendly ways to turn your…

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Weather Watch

Calculating the costs of natural disasters and extreme weather events is a complex process that takes a myriad of factors into account, including insurance payouts, lost income, property damage, and lives lost. In most cases, the cost of damage caused by these events far exceeds insured losses. Read on to find out some of the…

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Storm Warnings: Did a storm trash your roof or damage your house?

After your home is damaged by wind, hail, or other natural elements, the storm isn’t necessarily over; in fact, it might be just the beginning. Here’s what you need to know about the storm-induced insurance process from diagnosing the damage to filing a claim and making repairs so that weathering your home’s recovery is as…

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Common Camping Mishaps

Sleeping under the stars, hiking, swimming, and toasting marshmallows are activities many folks look forward to every summer. But getting back to nature offers its own set of risks. By understanding the following common camping mishaps, you can make it much more likely that your summer outdoor excursions will only include the fun and exhilarating…

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