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It is alarming, but true: depending upon where your home is located, your local fire department may not have much of a chance of extinguishing a fire in your home. 

Having worked for many years as a residential appraiser with Chubb, my colleague, Melissa Apostle, provided The Robb Report with several great suggestions on how vacation homeowners can work to improve the response time they can hope to receive from their local fire departments. The article – “A little preplanning can save your home if a fire strikes” – appears in the March 2008 Vacation Homes edition of The Robb Report.

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Losses caused by floods are much more common than most people believe.  While most in the U.S. reside in a “low risk” flood zone, one third of flood losses last year happened to families living in low risk flood zones.Protecting your home from losses caused by most causes of rising water is inexpensive and smart. This FEMA website enables homeowners to find your relative flood risk today, online, in less than 30 seconds.  http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/riskassesment/findpropertyform.jsp

Contact me for information on a variety of flood coverage solutions, including protection from carriers that is far more comprehensive than the coverage provided by the Federal Flood Insurance Program.

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