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Wednesday, August 23 2017 @ 09:58 AM EDT

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Flood in my apartment!

Fire/Theft  Claims!After a rare night out until 1 AM, I came home to a flooded apartment! The small plastic tube feeding the toilet water tank had sprung a leak affecting my bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and laundry. After closing the main water valve to my apartment, I got to work mopping the floors enough to get by until morning. What a dilemma, but I was too tired to do anything at 2am!

Drifting off to sleep, I remembered that I sell and own a Multi-risk contents policy with Generali and called their emergency assistance tel# at first light. The policy has coverage for emergency plumbing, electrical, locksmith etc. A plumber was in my apartment within 2 hours and the leak was repaired. The only cost to me was the generous tip I gave him for showing up on Sunday morning.

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Fire in Shanghai Skyscraper!

Fire/Theft  Claims!Panama does not have the fire fighting capability to deal with a situation like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkt9-Cv63nM

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101115/ap_on_re_as/as_china_fire

Here's Don Winner's take on the situation as it may apply to condos in Panama....he has researched this danger for many years:

http://www.panama-guide.com/article.php/20101115095550600

Scary!