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Can Lighting Strike Twice? Brookfield, WI Resident Hopes it Can't!

Posted by Dan Wolfgram

The emergence of Spring after a long Winter (which in our area feels more like an eternity of arctic-comparable misery) means many things: birds chirping, life's renewal, flowers blooming, and the scary stuff... thunderstorms. On one hand, thunderstorms bring heavy rainfall that washes away the snowy remnants of months past. On the other hand, they often arrive with a dangerous foe we call lightning.

Ted Marino, resident of Brookfield WI and an R&R customer since 1984, explains the peace-of-mind he had immediately after his home caught fire from a lightning strike during a storm in 2010. Ted and Chris escaped without harm, but their house was another story...

Technically speaking, lightning is an electrical discharge caused by an imbalance of negative and positive charges. Thunderstorms often result in the storm clouds becoming negatively charged due to various colliding water particles, while objects on the ground become positively charged. In an attempt to rebalance this, electrical currents pass between the negatively and positively charged entities –producing bolts of electricity and heat that are both fascinating and incredibly dangerous.

Stay safe when lightning strikes:

  • If you hear thunder or see lightning, move to a safe shelter (such as a building or metal-topped vehicle with the windows closed)
  • If you are in or near a body of water, get out immediately!
  • Stay off any electrical equipment (such as corded phones and computers)
  • Steer clear of objects that conduct electricity (such as golf clubs, barbed wire fences, power lines, and windmills)
  • Keep away from high points of elevation

When it comes to lightning, an alarming number of people believe the myth that “lightning never strikes the same place twice.” In fact, lightning can and will strike the same place twice (National Geographic reported about 100 strike earth’s surface every second) and at temperatures up to five times hotter than the sun!

Wisconsin residents can have the same peace-of-mind that the Marino's experience. Contact knowledgebroker Dan Wolfgram for more information about personal insurance options through R&R Insurance Services.

Topics: Personal Insurance, Dan Wolfgram, Testimonials, Ted Marino, lightning strikes, lightning strikes brookfield resident's home

Elkhorn Home Went Up In Flames - But All Is Good

Posted by Dan Wolfgram

Frank Staab and Faith Harrington-Staab, residents of Elkhorn, WI and an R&R customer since 2006, talk about the trauma involved with watching your home go up in flames. The concerns for their family, their belongings and what to do next were top of mind for R&R Insurance and their insuring carrier. Watch their quick story...

Wisconsin residents can have the same peace-of-mind that the Staab's experienced. Contact knowledgebroker Dan Wolfgram for more information about personal insurance options through R&R Insurance Services.

Topics: Personal Insurance, Dan Wolfgram, Testimonials, Real Life Examples, faith harrington stabb, home up in flames, frank stabb

Whitefish Bay Resident Has Painless Experiences After Teenage Driving Accidents

Posted by Resource Center

Jay Mueller, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin resident and long-time personal lines customer of R&R Insurance Services, explains that even with 5 kids behind the wheel and a few minor accidents along the way, dealing with his insurance agent has been "painless".

Have a teenage driver? Here are some short articles we've put together that can help keep your children safer:

Teen Drivers
Travelers' Tips For Teen Drivers
West Bend Mutual Insurance's Beginning Teenage Drivers

Wisconsin residents, for more information about insuring your family with R&R Insurance Services, contact knowledgebroker Dan Wolfgram.

Topics: Personal Insurance, Testimonials, Real Life Examples

Customer Picks R&R Because of Community Involvement

Posted by Dan Wolfgram

Mary Baer of Waukesha, WI explains that "giving back to the community" is just one of the many reasons why she has her personal insurance with R&R Insurance.

To learn more about how R&R gives back to the community or to ask us about personal lines insurance for Wisconsin residents, contact Jeff Wolfgram. He'll take care of you just like Mary says! Learn more about Jeff!

Topics: Waukesha, Personal Insurance, Testimonials, Jeff Wolfgram, Giving Back to the community, Real Life Examples, Mary Baer

Lightning Victim At Ease After Home Starts on Fire

Posted by Resource Center

Ted Marino, resident of Brookfield WI and an R&R customer since 1984, explains the peace-of-mind he had immediately after his home caught fire from a lightning strike during a storm in 2010. Ted and Chris escaped without harm, but their house was another story...

Wisconsin residents can have the same peace-of-mind that the Marino's experience. Contact knowledgebroker Dan Wolfgram for more information about personal insurance options through R&R Insurance Services.

Topics: Personal Insurance, Dan Wolfgram, Testimonials, lightning strike, Real Life Examples, Ted Marino, House starts on fire