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Swimming Safety for Summer

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Playing at a water park, by a lake or in a pool are all popular summer activities especially on a hot Colorado day.  Swimming is a great recreational sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, but it is important to know how to be safe while you are in the water. The American Red Cross and Safe Kids Worldwide offers these important swimming safety tips you should take into consideration before you head out to the lake or pool:

Be Safety-Minded When Out on Your Paddleboard 

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Going out on the stand-up paddleboard is a great way to experience our state's waters, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is urging boarders to stay safe while on rivers and reservoirs.

"Paddleboarding is easy to learn and almost anyone can have fun doing it," said Scott Rist, head ranger at Paonia, Sweitzer Lake and Crawford state parks. "But because it's easy, a lot of people don't realize that you can get in trouble when you fall off. We urge everyone to wear life jackets and use a tether."

Mobile Cybersecurity - Protecting Yourself When Connecting on the Go

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A 2013 report indicated that 38 percent of smartphone users have been victims of cybercrime. This rate is expected to grow with mobile threats on the rise. To help fight this cybersecurity risk, the Department of Homeland Security developed the Stop.Think.Connect program. The following mobile tips are from their Mobile Security Tip Card.

Mental Health and Coping with Disasters

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Everyone copes with disasters and traumatic events differently.  Psychological trauma is an emotionally painful, shocking, stressful and sometimes life-threatening experience.  It may or may not involve physical injuries and can result from the impact of distressing events. These situations may also be natural disasters such as a tornado or earthquake.

Mental Health and Coping with Traumatic Events

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Psychological trauma is an emotionally painful, shocking, stressful and sometimes life-threatening experience. It may or may not involve physical injuries and can result from the impact of distressing events. These situations may also be natural disasters such as a tornado or earthquake. The events can also be human caused from a car accident, crime, or terror attack.

Flood Insurance: What is Covered?

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Have you experienced flood damage to your home or business as a result of Colorado rainstorms? There are always many questions from the community on what is covered by insurance companies or other programs. The first step is to meet with your insurance agent to review your policy. Flood damage is covered under a separate flood insurance policy and not under your general policy. Flood insurance is purchased directly from your insurance agent.