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We’re Sponsoring a Fundraiser at the Perry House!

 

For the third straight year we are a title sponsor for the upcoming fall fundraiser at the Perry House here in Stratford.  Mark your calendars for a country hoe-down on Saturday, Oct. 13th at the Perry House and plan on joining us.

 

Look for more info to be posted at the Perry House website:  http://www.perryhousestratford.org/

 

Perry House

Constitution Day

 

We’ll give you a free copy of the U.S. Constitution as celebration of Sept. 17, 1787. One of the greatest documents ever written and a day that should get more recognition than it does.  Stop by to get yours.  It includes the Declaration of Independence, too.

 

Home Gas Explosions

 

At least 70 homes in the Boston area have caught fire or exploded due to gas problems.  One person has died and 20 are injured.

 

https://www.today.com/video/massachusetts-gas-explosions-leave-1-dead-70-homes-impacted-1320373827503?v=railb&

 

Yes, your standard homeowners and property insurance policies would cover this!   (They would likely seek to recover damages from the gas utility.  That’s called ‘subrogation’ and is a topic for another article.)

 

 

 

Does Florence have you thinking?

 

Hurricane Florence isn’t heading toward us in the northeast, but it might have you thinking, ‘what if?’   If it were coming here you would want to make sure your insurance is ready for it.  If it were coming here we, as insurance agents, wouldn’t be able to place any new coverage as there would be a moratorium until the storm passed.

 

Fortunately for us, it isn’t coming this way.   Eventually, one will.  Now is the time to get your insurance coverages done.  Call us today at 203-377-4394.

 

One more thing:  Homeowners and business insurance doesn’t cover flooding.  (You knew that, right?)

 

 

 

 

 

Peak Hurricane Season is Today, Sept. 10th!

 

The Atlantic Hurricane season starts June 1st and ends Nov. 1st, with today being the peak. Heads up: Today Hurricane Florence has strengthened considerably to a Category 4 hurricane and there are 2 more storms (Isaac and Helene) behind it.

 

Check out https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/climo/ for a wealth information and graphs on historic trends, including frequency, hurricane tracks, how many have hit each coastal county from 1900 – 2010.   Comment on what you find interesting or surprising!

 

Important note: When there is a storm approaching insurers suspend the ability to place new business or add coverages. When that happens it’s too late to make adjustments to your insurance. You have to do that now. Call us to make your appointment!! 203-377-4394.

 

Peak season hurricane activity graph:

 

Foam Footballs!

 

It’s football season!   One of our more popular promotional items is our Dougherty Insurance-branded foam footballs.  Great for kids; not for dogs – they’ll destroy it in about 5 minutes.

 

Stop by our office at 2420 Main St., Stratford, CT in Stratford Center and pick one up and say ‘hi’!

 

 

Downtown Market – Stratford

 

Yesterday the Downtown Market happened in Stratford Center in the parking lot directly in front of our office.  Great to see current customers, some future customers, neighbors, friends and brothers.  A special thank you to Joe Secondo of the Hartford for spending a Sunday working the booth with me and explaining the Hartford’s AARP-endorsed insurance program and providing promotional items.   And for the Amazon Echo Dot and the Amazon Fire Stick that we raffled off at the end of the day!

 

I was able to set up our booth immediately next to the Pyramid Shriners, so I was able to spend some time with my Shriner brothers who share our passion of helping out the children who benefit from the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.  Thanks to all who made a donation or bought a raffle ticket!

 

Business and pleasure!

 

 

 

 

Downtown Market Sponsored by Dougherty Ins.

 

It’s almost here!  This coming Sunday right in front of our office.

 

We’re not just an exhibitor, we’re a sponsor! Join us in participating in our great community.  August 26th, 10AM to 4PM at Colonial Square in Stratford Center.

 

For more information on parking, vendors, etc. go to the website at https://www.downtownmarket-ct.com/

 

We’ll see you there on Aug. 26th!

 

#Stratford Center, #Downtown Market

Homeowners Blast

 

Did you get our mailing?

 

Select areas are receiving our Homeowners marketing postcard this week in their mailboxes. If you didn’t want one, sorry. If you received one, call us! If you didn’t get one don’t let that bother you … you can still put us to work on your insurance needs!

 

6th Annual Vicki Soto 5k

 

Did you get your invitation to register for the Vicki Soto 5k on Nov. 3rd?  It looks like the emails went out on Aug. 1st to prior participants.

 

For you slackers that didn’t go last year register here:  https://www.lightboxreg.com/vicki-soto-5k_2018.  And look for the “Dougherty Insurance” team!

 

See you there!

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