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From monthly archives: July 2014

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FIU’s Wall of Wind Tests Hurricane-Resilient Buildings

Florida International University builds "Wall of Wind" to test hurricane-resilient buildings.

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Back to School Tax Exemption Days

Back to School Tax Exemption Days start August 1st

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Protect Your Home While on Vacation

You can enjoy your vacation and keep your property safe.

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Are You Prepared for a Home Injury?

Some helpful tips to keep you safe around the house.

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Backyard Safety for You and Your Family

Some helpful backyard safety reminders for your family this summer

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Simple Steps for Pool Safety

  For many people in the Sunshine State, summertime goes hand-in-hand with a little fun in the sun and a splash in the pool.  For small children to older adults and everybody in between, it is important to make safety a priority while swimming. To make sure your family is safe at the neighborhood pool, or even at the beach, follow these simple steps. ·        Always make sure there is a lifeguard or a responsible parent on duty to supervise children ·        Be aware: no matter the size of the pool, whether a large community pool or small hot tub, swimming can be dangerous if not carefully monitored ·        Make sure a flotation device is handy near the pool for emergency situations ·        Supervise children at all times and make sure there is no horseplay, such as running, jumping, etc. because of the risk of slipping and falling into the pool or onto the pool deck ·        Only children with experience and the ability to swim and/or be able to float should be allowed in or near the pool ·        B ...

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Helpful Hurricane Apps

An article about different applications available to download during hurricane season.

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When Lightning Strikes, be prepared

As many Floridians know, along with the summer sunshine and blue skies comes the occasional rainy days and thunderstorms. One thing we all know is lighting safety is crucial for people of all ages, and it can even save a life! Florida is the national leader in lightning strikes, with nearly three times as many as the next state, according to National Weather Service. Florida also suffers the most lighting-related deaths in the United States, with 449 since 1959, which is more than twice as many as the next closest state. With this in mind, it is very important for all of us to take all the necessary precautions to protect ourselves from lightning. First things first: It is important to know no place is safe outdoors when lightning is present. If you can hear the sound of thunder, then you are within the striking range of lightning and you must immediately find shelter. Shelters may include a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with windows up. Never take c ...

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Another fraud arrest by the Florida Peninsula SIU team

Florida Peninsula works with authorities to complete another successful fraud arrest

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Florida Peninsula Insurance Company and Habitat for Humanity help provide a new home for a Boynton Beach family

Florida Peninsula Insurance Company recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County to sponsor a new home for one well-deserving Boynton Beach family.

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