Homeowner's Academy

This is your guide to interesting facts, tips and general homeowner information. We hope you find the information useful - and feel free to share with friends!

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    Should We Evacuate Before the Hurricane Hits Florida?

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 21, 2015
    No major hurricane has made landfall in the Sunshine State in nearly ten years ago and thousands of Florida homeowners are unaware of how to prepare for a major storm.

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    Should I Eat That? Hurricane Food Safety Do's & Don'ts

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 21, 2015
    When a hurricane strikes, the safety of our food supply may be in jeopardy. The CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 6 Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses every year, but what are the chances of exposure during a major storm?

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    Reducing Children's Fears When a Florida Hurricane Hits

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 21, 2015
    Children rely on the structure of daily routines to feel safe. A natural disaster, such as a hurricane, may require your family to leave home and stray away from daily routine. This can cause children to become anxious, confused or frightened.

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    Hurricane Shutter Installation Tips From The Experts

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 21, 2015
    We asked the Rapid Response Team’s Kevin Walton, Jason Coben, Steve Berman, and Bryan Jeffords about installing Florida storm shutters. Here are their expert insights.

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    How to Keep Pets Safe When a Hurricane Hits Florida

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 21, 2015
    For many Florida homeowners, pets are considered members of their family. If you are a pet owner, you will need to take additional precautions, making special preparations to keep your pet safe and happy, in the event of a storm. What supplies will your pets need? How do your pets’ needs into your family’s emergency plan?

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    Expert Tips to Prepare Your Home Before a Storm Strikes

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 21, 2015
    We asked the Rapid Response Team’s Kevin Walton, Jason Coben, Steve Berman, and Bryan Jeffords what Floridians can do to prepare their homes before a storm makes landfall in their area. Here are their expert insights.

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    Debunking 5 Common Myths about Hurricanes

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 21, 2015
    As Florida homeowners gear up for the 2015 hurricane season, a tidal wave of “tips and tricks” are once again hitting the Internet that describe how to best protect your home from a major storm. But how do you know which ones to believe, and which ones should be blown off?

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    5 Things Florida Homeowners Need to Know about Flood Insurance

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 21, 2015
    From hurricanes to torrential afternoon rainstorms, the Sunshine State is not so sunny when it comes to flooding. Whether you are located in a high-risk zone or a low-risk zone, having flood insurance will ensure that your home is covered if a disaster strikes.

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    2015 Hurricane Season Forecast & Storm Names

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 21, 2015
    Was T.S. Ana an abnormality or an indicator that the 2015 hurricane season will be more active than the experts projected? Despite this year’s below average forecast, remember that it only takes a single hurricane to cause extensive damage. You must prepare for every season, regardless of how much activity is predicted.

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