February 2016 - Udell Family Insurance

How You Can Prepare for an Earthquake

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How You Can Prepare for an Earthquake

How do you prepare for something that is unpredictable & unstoppable?

Not one single person on the planet can tell you when or where the next earthquake will strike. The best seismologists can do is give us a prediction based on past evidence and patterns within the area—which are fairly reliable because Earth tends to stick to patterns. Being prepared is the best protection against coming to harm for the next earthquake.

(Side note: If you live in the LA area, the prediction is that a magnitude 5+ earthquake will strike by April 2018!)

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What Exactly Are Earthquakes & Why Do They Happen?

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We all know about earthquakes, but do we know why they occur?

Earthquakes are discussed in the news, on television, and in movies. They are often seen as forces of destruction that are out to get Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and are often given a bad reputation. Have you ever wondered, as The Rock heroically saves the damsel in distress, what is causing the building to fall? Yes, the earth is shaking . . . but why?

Facts about earthquakes.

There are only 7 major tectonic plates, the massive slabs of rock that make up Earth’s surface, that […]

3 Things You Should Know Before Buying Flood Insurance

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3 Things You Should Know Before Buying Flood Insurance

Know the basics before you purchase a flood insurance policy.

Floods are the natural disasters that cause the most damage to houses in the U.S. Still, more than 80 percent of Americans are uninsured when it comes to flooding. There are three things that everyone should know before purchasing flood insurance. Flood insurance is available in commercial, home, and property coverage. Knowing the 3 main components to flood insurance could save you money, and give you peace of mind.

Replacement cost is a way to establish value on the items that are being insured, and […]

Tech Tips for Your Next Vacation

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Vacation Tech Tips

These tech tips will help you fully enjoy your vacation.

Technology has quickly become an essential part of daily life. From smartphones to tablets, technology can help to make life a little easier. Unfortunately, they can become a big issue while you are on vacation. Use these vacation tech tips to make sure your technology doesn’t ruin your next trip.

Use Wi-Fi with caution – free and public Wi-Fi can put your personal information at risk. Public Wi-Fi is easily hacked, which makes it much easier for criminals to get ahold of your […]