Preparing for the possibility of heavy rains and flood – from Hurricane Jose

On Friday we hinted that Hurricane Jose could become a storm to worry about, well so far it has remained offshore but it is still a storm to keep an eye on.  While it may not make landfall, the storm could produce heavy rains and the coastal flooding and the tropical storm-force winds that often ..

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, ..

Quiet Hurricane Season a “Head Scratcher” for Embarrassed Forecasters We’re so happy the forecasters were wrong! Anything that keeps us warm and dry is a-ok :). Click the link above to read more about how this hurricane season fell short of expectations, and feel free to peruse earlier posts in our blog to make sure ..

Natural disasters are, by definition, any event or force of nature that has catastrophic consequences – an avalanche, earthquake, flood, forest fire, hurricane, lightning, tornado, tsunami, and volcanic eruption. These unexpected, but destructive events are dangerous and normally leave an expensive trail of devastation in their wake. Because Advocate Brokerage has been working with victims of such disaster for over 42 years, we would like to share some valuable information about increasing ..

Rosalyn Binday, Founder Advocate Brokerage Corp. Preparing for hurricanes can be the difference between minor damage and catastrophic loss. The following information is intended to guide you in your preparation. Create a Disaster Plan. Plan an evacuation route in advance and determine where you would go if you need to evacuate. Prepare a survival kit. ..