State of emergency
: As Hurricane Matthew approached the East Coast, Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency
in 13 Georgia coastal and rural counties. Mandatory evacuations
were ordered in the coastal counties of Bryan, Chatham, Liberty, McIntosh, Glynn and Camden. As you consider volunteering or contributing to relief efforts, be wary of scammers preying on your emotions and bank account. Vet requests carefully at charitynavigator.org
and use reputable organizations.
Snooze you lose
: A poll by the Insurance Information Institute shows that only 12 percent of Americans had a flood insurance policy in 2016, down from 14 percent in 2015. There’s a 30-day “prior requirement”
before a storm to get coverage. A 2015…