By Annette Satterly, Risk Management Associate
As you probably know, I spend quite a bit of time traveling our fine state. While I do not claim to be an expert on driving, I am qualified to share some best practices for safe driving during the winter months.
First, dust up on your winter driving skills. Next, make sure your vehicle is road-ready, by following this suggested pre-winter checklist for your vehicle: Read more
La Nina moves in for the winter – What this means to our pool members
by Linda Coombs, Liability/Property Adjuster
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has announced that La Nina climate pattern has arrived and will likely persist through the winter. This is the second winter in a row with a La Nina weather event.
La Nina is a natural ocean-atmospheric phenomenon marked by cooler-than-average sea surface temperatures in the central Pacific near the equator. In this part of the country, these variables often contribute in winter months to above-average-precipitation and colder-than-average temperatures.
What does this mean for our pool members? Among other concerns, it means a whole lot of extra premises maintenance. Here, then, are a few suggestions on how to approach winter hazards in order to help reduce the number of injuries and the amount of property damage in the coming months. Read more