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April 2016
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Spring is officially here and our thoughts turn to ….needing flood insurance?? Maybe that is not the first thing you think of when you think of spring, but our “real” rainy season will be here soon and with that, our risk of flooding increases. 

Your homeowner policy does NOT cover flood. Statistically 20% of floods occur in areas that were not considered “Special Flood Hazard Areas” so just because your mortgage company does not require it, does not mean you should not carry it.

Flood rates for homes that are outside of “Special Flood Hazard Areas” can be purchased for about $1 per day in many cases. Less than that morning cup of joe at Starbucks! 

We are blessed to live in Paradise, but as we all know the threat of damaging weather is something we face every year. Make sure you have an emergency plan if you should have to leave your home due to evacuation orders. Now is the time to make sure your insurance policies are current and your coverage is adequate.

We are here to help. Please contact us. We truly want to make sure you are protected.

 

-Anita Crockett Ford, Principal/Owner
Help Support AlphaHouse!
 


Insurance Resources is a proud supporter of Leadership St. Pete's Class Project for ALPHA House of Pinellas County. Support our agent, Brian Ford, and his team as they help renovate this wonderful organization whose goal is to provide supportive services to pregnant women and teens & families experiencing crises pregnancies. Click here to donate!
Do You Need an Elevation Certificate?


An Elevation Certificate (EC) is a document our agents use to quote flood insurance for homes built after the flood maps were put into place. Learn more about Elevation Certificates and if you need one for your home in our latest blog . Read more in our latest blog post!
Frontline Insurance Appointment
 

We are proud to announce our recent appointment with Frontline Insurnace. Founded in 1998, Frontline offers competitive Homeowners insurance in coastal counties. Along with top-notch customer service, and a strong finances, they offer WhenSafe which allows insured's to lower their hurricane deductible each year. If you would like a quote or have questions, please contact your agent.  
Employee Spotlight

Meet Tina Kellestine
HR & Accounting Manager
 
My family and I moved to Florida in 1970 from Ohio.  I graduated from St Pete High School and started at Eckerd College, majoring in Fine Arts. My father once told me to always have an accounting background, so you always have something to fall back on.  40 Years later I am the HR/Accounting Manager for Insurance Resources and art is my hobby.  Go figure!
 
I have been involved in volunteer work for the Dali Museum, Fine Arts Museum, and the Suntan Art Center.  I also have a passion for gardening.
 
I have a 31 year old daughter, who is a fashion stylist and recently married an Englishman and has moved to the United Kingdom.  Now all I need is grandchildren and my life will be complete!
 
My goal is to continue to work for Insurance Resources until I retire go to the United Kingdom and become a “Mumsie.”

Local Events


April 22 - Footgolf Tournament.  Play golf with your foot!  There will be live music, food, raffles and more!  This fun event raises money for the Children's Burn Foundation of Florida.  Click here for more info. 

April 22 - Come network and have fun with your friends at the Isle of Capri Civic Association. The Isle of Capri Civic Association will be hosting their Spring mixer at the Treasure Island Community Center. There will be live music and door prices at this free event!  


April 30 - 11th Annual All Children's Ducky Goes to the Circus.  Come enjoy cocktails, music, dinner, games, prizes and a silent auction to support pediatric nursing excellence.  The event will include a speaker representing a family that received help provided by Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.  Click here for more info.

May 6-7 - PARC's 42nd Annual Golf Weekend presented by Raymond James.  Come enjoy the fun for the Friday night Kentucky Derby themed party or meet us on the golf course for Saturday's festivities.  Click here for more info. 

May 7-8 - 
Brocante Market.  Is your wallet burning a hole in your pocket? Do you like to shop till you drop? Great! Come to Brocante Market. St. Pete's ONLY monthly vintage market! 15,000 square feet of vintage goods sourced by 50+ Brocanteurs. Located at 2200 2nd Ave S, St. Petersburg.  Click here for more info.


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