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Flood Warning System - New Alexandria, Belle View, Huntington

Posted by Scott Jefferson

Jan 9, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Do you live in a low-lying area of Fairfax County? Perhaps you have family that does? We have good news to share that can help keep you and your loved ones safe. Fairfax County has launched a new emergency alert system to warn residents of flood threats.

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Topics: Flood Insurance, Flood Facts, Alexandria Flood, Hurricane Preparedness, Home Security, Alexandria VA

Hurricane Preparedness

Posted by Scott Jefferson

Sep 10, 2013 11:45:00 AM

Hurricane season began as of June 1, and although storm activity has been limited so far, we shouldn’t let our guard down. Hurricane season extends through November 30, with some of our worst storms on record occurring in the latter half of the season. Here is some quick insight on hurricane basics and how to prepare (in advance) for the big one.

To start, here is a quick run through the terminology:

Tropical Depression – Tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 38 mph or less.
Tropical Storm – Tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph
Hurricane – A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 74 mph or higher.  When these types of storms form in the western North Pacific, hurricanes are called typhoons.
Major Hurricane – A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 111 or higher, corresponding to a category 3, 4, or 5 hurricane.

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Topics: Hurricane Preparedness, Personal Insurance