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As you likely already know, hurricane season lasts from June 1 through the end of November, and this year, the season kicked off somewhat early when Tropical Storm Arthur reared its head on May 15.  Tropical Storm Bertha showed up roughly 3 weeks later, and Tropical Storm Cristobal began to swirl on June 3.

If your home ensures water damage in the upcoming hurricane season, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. First, regardless as to how bad (or mild) the damage seems to be, you’ll still want to contact your insurance company. For example, one woman we spoke with said was stuck dealing with non-hurricane water damage in mid-April.

In our last blog, we talked about the benefits of creating a “plan for the worst but expect the best” strategy for the upcoming hurricane season. We also highlighted some of the items you should add to your hurricane preparedness plan, such as flashlights, spare batteries, and an extra pair of eyeglasses. Once you have your “go-bag” prepped and ready to go, you’ll also want to take some time to ready your home. Remember, an ounce of prevention is often worth a pound of cure.

A few weeks ago, there was a meme circulating, that read “2020- Written By Steven King, Directed by Quentin Tarantino.”  And considering that scientists are already warning Americans to brace for an above-average hurricane season, the sentiment of that meme feels truer than ever. Although there are many things that we cannot control, there are some things we can do to prepare for a possible catastrophic event in advance. Coming up with a hurricane preparedness plan is among them. 

At this point, it’s probably safe to say that everyone is still adjusting to the “new normal” brought on by the coronavirus. Going to the market now involves masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and a hospital-like sterile protocol. State and local governments are recommending people steer clear of non-essential travel. If you’re among the tens of thousands of Americans who sheltering in place in another state, you may be wondering how to

It wasn’t all that long ago that a trip to the store or market was just that- a trip to the store. Now, unfortunately, it feels like we practically need to put on a hazmat suit every time we leave the house. And while sheltering-in-place has become the new normal, that’s not to say that everyone can always avoid leaving their house. Eggs break, pasta gets used and milk runs out. If you do find yourself in a place where you need to go out in public, the

Ok. Before we get started, the team at Gulf Shore Home Watch and Concierge agrees that there is no need to rush the holiday season. We also agree that seeing Christmas decorations popping up in retail stores, in September, is entirely ridiculous. However- we also know a good deal when we see it. If you’re going a bit nuts because you feel like you’ve been locked in the house for months, you may have noticed that something quite interesting is happening on the Internet. If you haven’t been using your computer beyond Amazon Prime and grocery store take out, keep reading.