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Toledo Residents did you know it's Severe Weather awareness Week in Ohio

3/23/2016 (Permalink)

In a coordinated effort with the Ohio Commission for Severe Weather Awareness (ACSWA), Governor John R Kasich proclaimed March 20-26 as Ohio’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.

On the Morning of Wednesday March 23rd Outdoor warning s sirens could be heard across Ohio. The outdoor warning sirens could be heard statewide at 9:50am and were active for more than one minute as part of a state -wide test to signal the start of Severe Weather Week and to remind Ohio residents to do their part to stay safe.

Lucas County alone has 131 outdoor warning sirens all of which were found to be functioning properly.

 Schools, businesses, and households are encouraged that we take the time to prepare, practice their Tornado drills and emergency plans.

During a Tornado drill or actual tornado warnings, remember to Duck!

D-Go” DOWN” to the lowest level

U- Get “UNDER” something such as a basement staircase or heavy table or desk.

C-Be sure to “COVER” your Head

K-“KEEP” in shelter until storm has passed.

Tips to help keep the Flu at Bay

1/21/2016 (Permalink)

Don't let the flu bug get you down!

 

Well it's that time of year again. The weather is colder; we are all staying inside a little bit more. Windows closed, furnace on... nice and cozy right? Unfortunately we are not the only ones who seem to think so! Germs also love to hang out in our home and wreak havoc on our immune systems in these cold winter months! I am sure we all know the basics; Wash your hands, avoid sick people, leave your shoes at the door! But no matter what we do these sneaky little varmints seem to still find their way into our lives and our home. Well I say No More!! It is time to fight back! Here are a few cleaning tips that can help you stop germs dead in their tracks!

Let’s start first with the hand washing. A quick little run under the water is not going to cut it! You need to really lather up. Get some friction going, wash up above your wrists and make sure you are getting in between those finger!!! Make sure you are washing for at least as long as it takes to sing the ABC's.

Disinfect all the doorknobs inside and out.  Light switches are also a hot spot for germs. Use disinfectant wipes as a part of your normal household cleaning routine. Remember lots of germy hands touch these surfaces.

Leaving your shoes at the door is huge. Think of all the surfaces your shoes have come across over the course of a day. Give them a spray down with some disinfectant and remember to spray the laces especially on the kid’s shoes. Who knows what those laces have touched. If they are washable toss them in the washer frequently.

To remotes are used by just about everyone in the house. You pick up the remote, change the channel, grab a bite of popcorn, yep you got it... little Bobby over there across the room who has the flu and was watching Tv all day flipping channels between coughs, all his germs just hitched a ride from the remote to your hand to the popcorn to your mouth!

Toilets, Showers, Bathroom floors, remotes, smart phones, tablets, computers, and the list goes on and on.  But don’t let it overwhelm you! Just remember wash your hands well, disinfect often. Having a consistent and thorough routine can prevent the spread of germs and keep you healthy and happy throughout the year. Especially during Flu Season!

November Contest Winner

11/23/2015 (Permalink)

Our November Contest Winner!

First I would like to say thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in our Contest this Month! This Month as I was making my rounds I decided it would be fun to see how much our Insurance Offices actually know about us. I put together a little quiz and dropped one off to each agency. I figured it would be something fun that the office staff could do in their down time. When they answered all the questions they then just had to Email me their Answers. If they got them all right they then got an entry to win a personal care basket that we put together. This basket was chucked full of some pretty cool stuff, everything from hair care products to bubble baths, cold medicine, and even some smell goods! What a great response we had!  The winner of our November Contest is Terri Sutton from American Family Insurance! It was my pleasure to drop off the prize basket to her this morning! Congratulations Terri

November Contest

11/6/2015 (Permalink)

November Prize Basket

First of all I would like to take a minute to say I am very grateful that I am in a position to meet so many wonderful people every day. Sometimes it is nice to be able to do something fun and out of the ordinary when I am out making my rounds just to let our agents and their office staff know how much we appreciate them. This Month we decided it would be fun to run a little contest. We put together a personal care basket chucked full of goodies such as shampoo, conditioner, hair styling products, cold medicine, laundry soap, Clorox wipes just to name a few. Then we took the Restoration Newsline and put together a few multiple choice questions for my agents and their staff to answer. Once they completed the questions all they needed to do was email the answers, along with their names and which office they work for, back to us, then they were entered into the drawing! On November 20th we will then choose a name and deliver their prize. The response has been tremendous! We can’t wait to do our next contest.