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5 Winter Driving Safety Tips

5 Winter Driving Safety Tips

Winter weather can transform the barren landscape into a winter wonderland. However, snow and ice are a recipe for dangerous driving conditions, and can make it difficult for tires to gain traction on the slick surface. While nobody enjoys driving in snow and ice conditions, there are measures you can take to improve your travel safety […]

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5 Preparation Tips to Deal with Natural Disasters

5 Preparation Tips to Deal with Natural Disasters

Every day we are reminded that disaster can strike at any time, any place. For the city of Worcester, disaster struck the day before Labor Day: an EF-0 tornado. Thankfully, the devastation was not as wide spread as that of the tornado that swept through the area in June of 2011. Yet, the storm was […]

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Hurricane Season is Flood Season

Hurricane Season is Flood Season

Coastal areas aren’t the only areas that experience the brunt of the strong winds and torrential rains of a hurricane or tropical storm. And with the hurricane season starting June 1, there is just one question left to ask. Are you covered? Eight out of the ten most expensive federally declared disasters were caused by […]

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It’s Time To Winterize Once Again

By Richard A. McGrath, CIC, LIA Last winter’s snow and ice caused millions of dollars worth of damage to homes and businesses in the Sturbridge area.  Many New Englanders were ready to move south or consider hibernation. What will this winter bring? Even if it turns out to be a mild winter, it’s worth preparing […]

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