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Superstorm Sandy Revisited

The first year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy gives us time to reflect what we learned from this unprecedented event.  In our 45 years as insurance brokers in Westchester County, we never encountered a situation where so many people were not merely inconvenienced, but had parts of their lives destroyed. Trees toppling onto homes, excessive flooding, the destruction of cars and...

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2013-11-01
By: Advocate Brokerage

Cost of Coastal Living to Climb Under New Flood Rules

New York and New Jersey residents, just coming to grips with the enormous costs of repairing homes damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, will soon face another financial blow: soaring flood insurance rates and heightened standards for rebuilding that threaten to make seaside living, once and for all, a luxury only the wealthy can afford. Homeowners in storm-damaged coastal areas...

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2012-12-20
By: Advocate Brokerage

NY Ignored Superstorm Warnings for Years

More than three decades before Superstorm Sandy, a state law and a series of legislative reports began warning New York politicians to prepare for a storm of historic proportions, spelling out scenarios eerily similar to what actually happened: a towering storm surge. Overwhelming flooding. Swamped subway lines. Widespread power outages. The Rockaways peninsula was deemed among the "most at risk."...

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2012-12-12
By: Advocate Brokerage

Hurricane preparedness checklist

As Hurricane Sandy makes its approach towards the East Coast of the United States, Advocate Brokerage Corp. wants to remind you how important it is to take preventive measures to protect your family, home and possessions. Hurricane preparedness checklist Preparing for hurricanes can be the difference between minor damage and catastrophic loss. The following information is intended to guide you...

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2012-10-29
By: Advocate Brokerage

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