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Danger After a Forest Fire

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Friends, as the Gatlinburg area rebuilds please be careful. I have dealt with claims and been around mudslides in the past, this can be a scary time. Below are a few things learned from these experiences: Pay attention to where you are as the rain falls and you are assessing damage. Be aware that a mudslide can happen at anytime after a fire, it could occur weeks, months, even years…

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Fly-Fishing: Prioritizing Client Safety

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A trout swimming in the river

The life of a professional fly-fishing guide is an enviable one. Instead of being confined by four walls, your office consists of wide open spaces, rocky banks with limestone ledges and streams packed with largemouth bass and rainbow trout. Anglers who have chosen this career (or maybe this career chose them?) are fortunate to be able to use their personal passions to help others while also earning a living. Though,…

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ATV Trail Riding: 7 Safety Tips You Can’t Ignore

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Hunter with an ATV

If you’re like most outdoorsmen in East Tennessee, you probably grew up riding ATVs and still enjoy taking one out on the trails during hunting season from time to time. Though, even the most experienced riders can sometimes make the mistake of not taking ATV safety seriously – and with life-threatening consequences. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that each year, hundreds of outdoors enthusiasts die as a result of…

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Preventing Hunting Accidents: 5 Tree Stand Safety Tips

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Man on a hunting trip hiking to a tree stand

Hearing the rattle of antlers as bucks clash, spotting the first rays of sunlight spill over the Appalachians and spending a few hours each weekend with old friends in the great outdoors. If you’re a hunter, these are probably just a few of the many reasons why you look forward to the beginning of hunting season in East Tennessee. And, you’re not alone – hunting is one of the most…

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After a Home Fire: 5 Things You Can’t Ignore

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Residential home with fire insurance

Unfortunately, home fires contribute to more than $7 billion in property damage annually. While there have been significant improvements in fire safety equipment and education, thousands of homeowners still face the daunting task of cleaning up and restoring their home after a residential fire each year. If you do experience fire damage to your home, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed, anxious and confused about what to do next. But, it…

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Are You Prepared for a Flood?

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Rain and flood warning

The weather is anything but predictable. While you can’t control what happens in life, you can protect your home and your family by having a plan in place in the event that your community experiences an extreme weather event. You might be surprised to learn that floods represent one of the most common natural disasters. And, it’s one of the costliest weather events for homeowners. On average, most flood insurance…

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Road Safety

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Bike Picture

There’s no way to ignore it. The bicycler riding in the middle of the road, car after car whizzing by with kayaks strapped down going to any body of water within reach, and joggers everywhere. Outdoor recreational sports are the new trend. Luckily, for many communities and park-goers, this doesn’t seem like a trend that is likely to die out any time soon. New green ways and parks are popping…

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Vehicle Maintenance Tips to Prevent Automobile Accidents

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Vehicle Maintenance Tips

From self-driving cars to rear-view cameras, the automotive industry continues to make substantial investments in new technology designed to keep us all safer on the road. It’s important to remember, though, that you can take automobile safety into your own hands. By conducting routine vehicle maintenance and adopting some simple strategies to keep your automobile working smoothly, you can avoid unnecessary fender-benders. You don’t have to spend a lot of…

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Prevent Insurance Claims with These Home Improvements

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prevent insurance claims home improvement

Are you like many Knoxville homeowners who started summer with a lengthy home improvement list? It’s now mid-summer, and chances are you have only tackled a fraction of the projects you set out to complete. A great way to set home improvement priorities is to look at projects from an insurance perspective. If you identify and correct potential problems now, you will prevent inconvenient damage later and safeguard yourself from…

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5 Types of Insurance Coverage Every Resort Needs

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5 types of resort insurance

As a member of the hospitality industry, your insurance requirements are complex. Whether you run a boutique resort, timeshare community, guest ranch, or destination spa, it’s important to evaluate potential exposures and tailor an insurance plan to protect your property, assets, team members, and reputation. Risk management plans for resorts vary widely in their features, but there are several types of insurance that resort owners and operators can’t afford to…

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