The Blog

2016 Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotee County Shelter Locations
2016 Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte County Shelter Locations

2016 Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte County Shelter Locations

Sarasota County Shelter Locations Shelter openings may vary with each emergency.  Do not go to the shelter until local officials announce through the media that the shelter is open.  Shelter openings will differ by size and intensity of a disaster. Ashton Elementary School 5110 Ashton Rd. – Sarasota Atwater Elementary 4701 Huntsville Ave. – North

Continue Reading →
A collection of items necessary to survive in the aftermath of a hurricane
2016 Disaster Supply List

2016 Disaster Supply List

Download a printable version of the checklist here. First-Aid Supplies ❑ First-aid kit and manual ❑ Hand wipes or hand sanitizer ❑ Antiseptic wipes ❑ Cold pack ❑ Scissors ❑ Tweezers ❑ Cotton balls ❑ Thermometer ❑ Sunscreen ❑ Bandages Equipment, Tools & Food ❑ NOAA Weather Radio, portable battery-powered or hand-cranked radio or television,

Continue Reading →
Hurricane Watch & Warning – The Difference

Hurricane Watch & Warning – The Difference

What is the difference between a hurricane watch and a warning? A warning means that hurricane conditions are expected whereas a watch means that conditions are possible. What is the difference between a hurricane watch and a warning? Hurricane warnings indicate that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within

Continue Reading →
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ATLAS CLIENTS:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ATLAS CLIENTS:

We are standing by to help you after a storm. If you have experienced storm damage, please wait until it is safe to survey the extent of the damage, take prudent measures to prevent further loss, and call us at 941-366-8424 If our phones are not operational, call our toll-free number at 866-298-8283 or you can

Continue Reading →
atlas goes blue
Atlas goes Blue to Honor Child Abuse Awareness Month

Atlas goes Blue to Honor Child Abuse Awareness Month

Atlas Employees teamed up with the The Child Protection Center by wearing blue to recognize National Child Abuse Awareness Month.

Continue Reading →
Meet Linda

Meet Linda

Linda is a Select Commercial Account Manager who has been part of the Atlas team since 2008. She has worked in the insurance industry since moving to Florida in 1984 and obtained her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 2013. Linda enjoys spending time with retired Southeastern Service dog Roxie and visiting family in Seattle

Continue Reading →
Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Has the winter been hard on your house? Are you getting ready to conduct your yearly spring cleaning? Just as the first spring day should provide an excuse to spend time outside, it should also provide a reminder that your outdoor spring maintenance is waiting. Below are some spring maintenance tips to ensure your home

Continue Reading →
Special Events: Evaluate the risks as well as the benefits

Special Events: Evaluate the risks as well as the benefits

Special events: Know why, what, where and who  From luncheons to extreme sporting events – and everything in between – special events can be excellent ways for nonprofit organizations to raise money and increase visibility. While the extra revenue may be welcome, consider any additional risks. Are the risks being assumed worth the benefits gained?

Continue Reading →
Know how to turn off your water in an emergency

Know how to turn off your water in an emergency

Locating your home’s main supply valve long before water begins gushing from a pipe is crucial. Ten or twenty minutes can make a world of difference in the amount of water damage. That’s why everyone in your household needs to know exactly where to go and what to do in a water-related emergency. Make it

Continue Reading →
What does “Assignment of Benefits” mean to you?

What does “Assignment of Benefits” mean to you?

A growing issue in Florida is contractors using assignment of benefits language in their contracts. When you have a claim resulting from wind or hail damage, hiring a contractor to prevent further damage to your property is important, however it is equally important that you are careful of where and what you sign. What to

Continue Reading →