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When a Tree Falls

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By Diane Tait
I’m just about done picking up the fallen tree limbs after Hurricane Dorian passed by.It reminded me of how lucky we in north Florida were that the storm was far enough offshore that the wind didn’t do more damage.I can still remember the damage Hurricanes Matthew and Irma inflicted when they came through town.So, I thought I’d take a few moments to cover what to do when the next named storm puts Jacksonville in the crosshairs and trees in your neighborhood take a tumble.

Helping Your Pets Ride Out the Storm

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By Diane Tait
Thankfully as I write this blog, I’m breathing a sigh of relief that Hurricane Dorian gave Jacksonville a wide berth.That being said, hurricane season isn’t over yet.That means another named storm could head this way within the next couple of months.While I’ve covered what you need to do to prepare for the worst for both your home and business, the last area of concern for many is what to do with their pets.Believe it or not, this can adversely affect the decision to evacuate, since many pet owners would rather shelter in place rather than have to risk being on the road in an emergency with their pets.If you’re a pet owner who lives in Florida, you need to read this week’s blog.

Homeowners Hurricane Survival Guide

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By Diane Tait
Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog telling business owners what they needed to do when a hurricane is imminent.Now, with Hurricane Dorian a distinct possibility next week, I thought it high time to help homeowners prepare for the worst.

Bizarre Traffic Laws in the US

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By Diane Tait
You’d think since the automobile has been around for more than 100 years that most people would know the law.At least they should be fairly fluent in what not to do behind the wheel, right?So why is it that people still get killed while driving the wrong way down the interstate or they get arrested for failing to pay their tickets.(I recently read a story of a New Mexico woman who was jailed after receiving 69 tickets for running red lights, as well as 23 other motor vehicle infractions totaling more than $10,000 in fines.)What’s even stranger than that are a number of bizarre traffic laws that are still on the books from coast to coast.This week, I’ll share some of these with you.

How Safe is Your ATV?

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By Diane Tait
All-Terrain Vehicles have become popular to outdoor enthusiasts.Unfortunately, as the popularity of the sport has increased, so have the injuries and fatalities.Last year alone there were 21 fatalities in Florida alone.Add to that statistic the hundreds of injuries that occur each and every year to riders, some of whom are ill-equipped and under-trained to safely operate an ATV, and you have a recipe for disaster.In order to promote off-road safety, I decided to dedicate this week’s blog to ATV safety tips.