Yes, the fall season is upon us, as we all know. It is that time of year again when the leaves begin to change color, the mornings are getting a bit colder, and the nights are getting a bit shorter. Here at our insurance agency, we understand that the seasonal shift means there could be new hazards for you to keep an eye out for when it comes to keeping your families or kids safe. We wanted to take a moment to provide you with a few fall safety tips, this way you can enjoy the season and keep your family free from worry.
The Seasonal Shift
As we mentioned earlier, the shift of the seasons calls for some new preparations. First and foremost, it’s going to get cold, and quick. Sometimes it’s best to just keep a sweater or spare jacket in your vehicle. For our parents out there, be sure to check the weather to see how quick the cold will strike, that way your kids can dress appropriately as well. If you or your kids are exposed to the cold weather, you could be more prone to getting sick, but we will talk about that a little more later on.
With the change in weather, it’s important to note that road conditions will also be changing. If there are leaves fallen on the ground, it’s important to take it slow while driving over them, as they could be wet and potentially very slippery. Not to mention, on our colder mornings and nights, black ice could be showing up when temperatures drop too low, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled to avoid a disaster.
There are a few health tips we’d like to give to you as well. First and foremost, it’s nearly flu season, so now is the perfect time to get you and your kids the vaccinations you need. There are daily steps you can take as well to help prevent the spread of germs too, such as washing your hands regularly, avoiding touching your nose, mouth, and eyes (because germs spread easily this way), and be sure to clean and disinfect surfaces if someone nearby is sick. If you do catch a cold, be sure to talk to your doctor about antibiotics, this way you can heal up quicker and there is less of a chance of the sickness spreading.
Other than that, we hope that all of our Connecticut families have a great fall this year. Beyond safety and health, we also wrote about a fall homeowner’s checklist for those of us looking to stay extra prepared. And remember, if you ever need help with a homeowner’s insurance policy, you can contact our agency at any time at 860-684-5270.