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Pack your bags and grab the kids. The vacation of your dreams is about to begin. Just make sure you have properly secured your home before you head for the beach/mountains/jungle or you may return to a nasty surprise.

  1. Secure All Windows and Doors - Keeping your home locked up will deter most potential vandals or robbers from targeting it. Of course, make sure that you fasten all windows and doors before you leave for vacation. Additionally, if you have a sliding glass door, leave a pole in the track to prevent the door from being forced open. Alternatively, some sliding glass doors have a hole you can stick a nail into, which prevents them from opening. Finally, disable your automatic garage door opener just in case someone has its signal decoded.

  2. Temporarily Stop the Mail and Newspaper - A couple of days before you depart, place a hold on your mail and your newspaper subscription. Most people let their mail a...

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The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. After a record-breaking 2020 season, the predictions for the 2021 hurricane season are again above-average:  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts 13 to 20 named storms, with six to 10 hurricanes, of which three to five are likely to become major hurricanes.  […]

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The unofficial start to summer is shaping up to rebound in a big way. More than 37 million Americans are planning to travel more than 50 miles from home this Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA. That’s a 60% increase from last year, when only 23 million people traveled, the lowest on record since AAA […]

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