Protect Your Home from Flooding

Heavy rain across Florida this summer has led to flooding in some areas. “Flooding is the most common and costly disaster in the U.S.,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of …

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Let’s Go Swimming

Summer is in full swing, which mandates a trip to the beach. With the most beautiful beaches in our backyard, it’s a shame not to take full advantage. “Open water …

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Check Your Food Pantry and Freezer

“Several popular food items have been recalled over the past month,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent health insurance agency. The following are a list …

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Extension on flood insurance program

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), has received another extension until the end of September. This gives lawmakers more time to work on a bi-partisan deal on how to reform …

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Hurricanes are Taking a Toll on Retirees

AccuWeather predicts a fairly normal 2019 Hurricane season. They expect to see 12 – 14 storms to develop in the Atlantic. “Of those storms, five to seven are forecast to …

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What’s Safe to Eat this Holiday Season?

Before you gather around the table this holiday season to celebrate with family and friends, you might want to eliminate a few things from your refrigerator and pantry. “This year, …

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Hurricane Michael- What is being done?

Hurricane Michael was the 3rd most powerful storm to hit the U.S. The storm quickly escalated to a category 4 hurricane, making it the worst in almost a century. National …

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Avoid driving like a maniac in bad weather

Driving in the rain is stress inducing.  According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, it is more dangerous to drive on a rainy day than a snowy one. Most weather-related …

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Understanding flood insurance

“Hurricanes and floods can endanger lives, economic viability and entire communities,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent homeowners insurance agency. Seeing the destruction Hurricane Florence …

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Can Boating Help Us Be Our Better Selves?

“Being on the water, provides a sense of calm and clarity,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s leading independent boat insurance agency. In his book, Blue Mind, …

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