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The Daleville City Council announced a new city ordinance that would allow the discharge of firearms in areas zoned as agricultural during a meeting April 1. This new law comes after several residents expressed frustration with the process of obtaining hunting permits.
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Halloween is just around the corner. It is not just the kids that look forward to this holiday full of festivities, fun and costumes. It can be full of fun if you follow a few tips to ensure safety and protect your home from liability. A homeowners insurance claim can certainly spoil the fun.
Will you be hosting a party? Or perhaps welcoming trick-or-treaters? Either way, opening your property to the public can leave you vulnerable to insurance claims and lawsuits.
Follow these tips to assure Halloween home safety...
Keep the Lights On –Be sure your visitors, including trick-or-treaters, can see clearly when they enter your property after dark, to avoid falls and other injuries. In addition to protecting against a liability claim, you’ll deter burglars who don't like a well-lit home.
Create a Clear Path – Remove any obstacles from around your home so that visitors don’t stumble and injure themselves. At all times, but especially at Halloween, clear your home's pathways of lawn ornaments, gardening equipment, toys, etc. to help avoid a liability.
Avoid Open Flames – Candles and luminaries set a spooky mood for Halloween,but they are easily overturned raising the risk for fire damage and, thus, a homeowners insurance claim. Perhaps battery-powered lanterns and light sticks are better choices.
Confine Your Pets – For the safety of your pets as well as your guests, keep dogs and cats away from the front porch or areas where they might jump on or even bite unfamiliar visitors.
Supervise Pumpkin Carving – Enjoy the fun but follow home safety precautions by having an adult or older child carve the pumpkin this Halloween. Consider using a special pumpkin cutter for even greater safety.
Jack-o-Lantern Safety – Opt for a battery-powered light in your pumpkins instead of a candle to avoid fire damage. Unattended Jack-o-Lanterns lit by candles can easily be tipped over by trick-or-treaters or pets.
Think Before You Serve – Offer only commercially-packaged treats to trick-or-treaters. You are responsible for the safety of guests who will visit your home this Halloween. So, be sure to serve non-alcoholic beverages to your older party guests; and, if you will be serving alcohol, be sure not do allow it for anyone who is under-age. Planning to set a spooky mood at your party by using dry ice in a punchbowl? If so, be sure to keep the chips out since they can cause severe injury if ingested.
Test Your Home Smoke Alarms – Minimize the chance of having a claim for fire damage by testing your smoke alarms well in advance of the Halloween celebrations. It is also a good time to test your home security system.
Assure Home Security – Be sure to set your security alarm system before you leave your home on Halloween -- a prime time of year for mischief and burglaries. While you're at it, activate motion-sensitive lights and alert your neighbors that you will be away.
Review Your Homeowners Insurance – A moment spendt speaking with your insurance agent will ensure that you will be fully protected for whatever plans you have for the Halloween Holiday. The time to find out that your coverage is incomplete is NOT after you have a claim.