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Archive: May 2016

The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predictions


 
The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season forecast is calling for a near-average number of storms according to Colorado State University. Philip Klotzbach and William Gray, of the University's Tropical Meteorology Project, have predicted 12 named storms for the season. Of those storms predicted, five may reach hurricane status, and two may become major hurricanes. Major hurricanes are considered to be a category 3 or stronger on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale. Included in the Colorado State University predictions,  are the chances of a hurricane hitting somewhere in the U.S.  These chances were evaluated at 48%, slightly below the 20th century average of 52%. The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season lasts from June 1st to November 30th.

As Floridians, we have come to realize the threat of a hurricane or tropical storm is not a matter of if, but when.  This is why it is incredibly important to be prepared.  Start your preparations for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season by visiting the Tips & Tools section of our website. Should a storm hit the state, you can rest assured Edison Insurance Company has you covered. To report a claim, you may call our 24/7 toll- free claims number at 888-683-7971.
 

Keeping your family and home safe and protected is Edison Insurance Company’s number one priority. We have taken a bright and innovative approach to homeowners insurance with coverage options allowing you to customize a policy to best fit your needs. To learn more about Edison Insurance Company, or to get a personalized quote, call us at (866) 568-8922.

May is National Military Appreciation Month


 
As Americans, we should show our respect and appreciation to our nation’s military every day, and especially during National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM). The month of May was designated by Congress in 1999 as National Military Appreciation Month to recognize, appreciate, honor, and remember those who currently serve and have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Below are just a few ways we can all show our patriotism and support our military in simple, impactful ways:
 
  • Display the American flag on your home or business.
 
  • Utilize social media to highlight military and veterans events.
 
  • Encourage schools to highlight the historical impact of our military.
 
  • Send care packages to soldiers through USO care package programs.
 
  • When you see a person in military uniform, thank them for their service.

The Florida Department of Financial Services supports Florida’s military community with programs and services such as, the Financial Frontlines programs, which specifically addresses the financial concerns of military families and allows for access to resources related to home loans, credit scores, and facts about predatory lending practices. Their Serve, Save, Succeed website is a resource and community forum, connecting military families across the globe through open discussions while providing opportunities to find guidance and friendships with other military families.

Children of military families are often adversely impacted by the changes and transitions their families face. Sesame Street created a free bilingual (English/Spanish) iPhone and Android app to address the concerns of pre-school and elementary-aged children, and help them cope with the challenges of deployment in fun, interactive ways. Visit Sesame Street for Military Families for parenting tips, downloadable children's activities, and to access multimedia resources on topics such as homecomings, relocation, deployments, injuries, and grief. Military families can also order free materials online from Military OneSource.

Join our country this May in celebrating our military by showing our gratitude and appreciation to the brave military men and women.  Let us not forget the selfless dedication of military families, who despite being separated from their loved ones by lengthy absences, support and encourage them to remain strong while risking their lives to serve and defend our country. Thank a current and former service member today for their service and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to make this country of ours the land of the free and home of the Brave!
 
               
Allow Edison Insurance Company to shine our light on you and your family by insuring your home, condominium, and precious belongings. Should the unexpected occur, you will be our main focus while we restore your home. To learn more about Edison Insurance Company, please give us a call for a home insurance quote at 866-568-8922 or visit our website.

Dog Bite Prevention Week



 
May 15th through 21st is Dog Bite Prevention Week. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 4.5 million of Americans are victims of dog bites each year. With some knowledge, a majority of these dog bites are preventable.

Edison Insurance Company would like to provide you with some tips from the Humane Society to prevent a dog from biting you:
 
  • Respect the dog's personal space. Do not disturb a dog while it is eating, sleeping, or chewing on a toy.
 
  • Be aware of the dog's body language. If you notice the dog is indicating it is uncomfortable, or feeling the need to bite, keep a safe distance between you and the dog.

If you are approached by a dog who may bite, follow the steps below:
 
  • Resist the urge to scream and run away. Put your hands at your sides and refrain from making direct eye contact with the dog.
 
  • If the dog attacks, feed it anything you can to put a safe distance between you and the dog. 
 
  • If the dog is to knock you to the ground, curl into a ball, put your hands over your ears and stay as calm and motionless as possible. 
 

To learn more about Dog Bite Prevention Week, click here.

 
Thank you for visiting our blog. Hopefully, you came away with some great home insurance and safety tips. Edison Insurance Company’s mission is to provide quality coverage at competitive rates while providing exceptional service.  For more information, or to get a quote, please call (866) 568-8922.