Lessons From Elsa Part 2

 

A main area of concern with the passing of Hurricane Elsa was that several homes were uninsured.  Insurance remains the best way to financially recover from the impact of natural weather phenomena, a safety net that far too many take for granted.  

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Lessons From Elsa

 

On Friday, July 2, 2021, a tropical storm warning issued for Barbados, quickly turned into a hurricane before heading to neighbouring islands St. Lucia and St. Vincent.  

With strong lashing winds, Elsa marched across Barbados and caused fallen trees, downed utility transmission lines, devastation, and dislocation. It was the earliest the 5th named system of any Hurricane season had ever formed. 

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Safe Driving Tips

 

It’s that time of the year again! The bad weather has already started across the region and we encourage you to stay safe on the roads! 

Remember: Good driving starts before you start the car! To be at your optimum when driving, you should be alert, comfortable and safe. 

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An Above Average 2021 Hurricane Season Predicted

 

Hurricane researchers are predicting an above average 2021 season for storms and hurricanes.

The researchers are predicting 17 named tropical storms during the 2021 season. They expect eight of the storms to become hurricanes and four to reach major hurricane strength. Major hurricane strength has sustained winds of 111 miles per hour or higher.

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Property Care Tips – Dealing With Volcanic Ash

 

Secure and seal

Close doors and windows to avoid ash getting indoors. Also, place damp towels at door thresholds and other draughty sources and tape draughty windows.

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Vehicle Care Tips – Dealing With Volcanic Ash

 

Avoid driving wherever possible

Ashy conditions reduce visibility. Volcanic ash also makes roads slippery and when wet, turns into a mud-like substance that can also be dangerous to drive on. If driving is absolutely necessary, drive slowly and carefully and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles. Utilize your headlights to increase visibility and alert other motorists of your presence.

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