May You Have a Happy, and Safe, Thanksgiving!

As the leaves disappear, the air a little cooler, and families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, we at MEMIC would be remiss if we didn’t reach out to you with a holiday safety message.

  • Travelling over Thanksgiving can be hectic, frustrating, and hazardous. Plan ahead, allow plenty of time, and consider the weather forecast. Flying or driving to grandma’s house can be made safer and easier with these tips from the American Red Cross.
  • Let’s talk turkey! If you’re going the traditional route for the big meal this year, you might want to read this page from the Centers for Disease Control.
  • Did you know that Thanksgiving Day 2013 was the leading date for home cooking fires for that entire year? 1,550 fires.  That’s 230% above the daily average. Since turkey is likely not the only item on the menu check out these safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association. If you are considering deep frying the big bird, please read this NFPA information first! Then chose a safer method!

So without taking all the fun out of the holiday, please safely enjoy the time with family and friends. There is a lot of turmoil in the world, and plenty of stress to go around. Thanksgiving can be a helpful day of repose, good food, and good company. From all of us at MEMIC, we wish you the very best.