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  • Hurricane Preparedness Week – Day 2: Know Your Evacuation Zone

    If you’ve ever lived through a hurricane, you know the dangers that heavy wind and water can pose to your home and your community. Sadly, many people wait until it’s too late and find themselves on clogged freeways trying to get out of harms way, or worse, trapped inside their homes as the flood water rises.

    As Benjamin Franklin once … Read More

  • Hurricane Preparedness Week – Day 1: Know Your Hurricane Risk

    Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through November 30 each year. Hurricane Preparedness Week takes place May 3-9, 2020, to provide tips to get you and your family ready for another season of storms.

    For 2020, forecasters predict a higher than average season with 18 named storms, nine of them hurricanes, and four of them are expected to … Read More

  • How a $10 pipe can cost thousands in water damage to your home

    One of the most common causes of internal flooding in a home is from a burst flexible water hose, or ‘flex hose’, an increasingly common plumbing item.

    The flex hose connects plumbing from the water main to major appliances, sinks and toilets, and has come into the spotlight as one of the top reasons a home floods — from water … Read More

  • Maintain Your Roof – Six quick tips to make your roof better and last longer

    You home’s roof protects you and your home from all kinds of weather, bugs, animals and falling debris. Yet we rarely think about the roof until it’s too late—and then it can be a big investment.

    Since your roof can last up to 25 years with proper maintenance, here are some things you can do to help extend the life … Read More

  • Spending too much time at home could be hazardous for its health

    With so many of us spending more time at home than ever before, we’re cooking more, doing more laundry and attempting more DIY projects. While these tasks seem mundane and not usually a cause for concern, they could be hazardous to your home’s health. Below are some tips to keep you and your home safe:

    Kitchen hazards

    As we spend … Read More

  • April showers may bring a chance of flooding…are you prepared?

    Almost any homeowner can be at risk for flood damage to their home or contents. If you live in or near a flood plain, you are at greater risk for flood damage, but water can enter your home for many reasons. If you’re in neighborhood that is miles from a flood plain, but the sewer or drainage system is blocked … Read More

  • VRU Prepared for a remote workforce years before COVID-19

    April employee spotlight: Jon Hill, Justin Mealer and Clay Thompson

    The Velocity leadership team watched how quickly the news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) went from a handful of cases in Seattle to more than 1,000 across the U.S. in less than a month. Within 24 hours, they made the decision that the safety of the employees was their #1 priority … Read More

  • Meet Shaneka Jordan

     

    Velocity Risk Underwriters has moved to a Work from Home environment due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and our employees have adapted extremely well to their temporary new normal. This month, we are spotlighting Shaneka Jordan, a business development analyst. Before we share her story, we wanted to know how she’s adapting to working from home with two young children. … Read More

  • Keeping Cyber Criminals Away from Remote Employees

    In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Velocity Risk Underwriters, like many corporations, has moved to a work from home environment to keep our employees safe and to help flatten the curve and reduce the spread of the virus. While working from home has many advantages for employees, including no dress code and keeping pets company throughout the day, there … Read More