Winter Safety Tips

Winter Safety Tips

Winter storms have a thousand ways of interrupting dinner. Power outages are common as ice builds up on power lines. Car slide offs regularly take out transformers. Deep snow and ice can either keep you or supply trucks from getting […]

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Was There An Earthquake Today?

Was There An Earthquake Today?

The 7.8 magnitude quake that ravaged part of Ecuador’s Pacific coast on April 16 injured about 12,500 people and more than 650 people lost their lives. The power of that earthquake is a reminder of the dangers in the U.S. […]

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What To Do In A Tornado

What To Do In A Tornado

Although tornadoes can occur at any time of the year, tornado season is already underway, with destructive tornadoes tearing through Texas during the second week of March. Perhaps you live in the downtown area of a major city and believe […]

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Flood Preparation Tips

Flood Preparation Tips

Floods are common throughout the United States, and most flooding events are relatively harmless. However, major floods, especially those caused by hurricanes, can be extremely serious. In fact, during Hurricane Katrina, 80 percent of New Orleans was flooded, and the […]

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Facts About Wildfires

Facts About Wildfires

August is Wildfire Awareness Month. Wildland fires are a serious threat to lives and property in the U.S. The combination of drought, warmer temperatures, high winds and an excess of dried vegetation in forests and grasslands have made fire seasons […]

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How To Prepare For A Hurricane

How To Prepare For A Hurricane

Hurricanes are common along the Coasts of the United States. Some years are more active than others. Predicting which year will be more active than another has proved to be very difficult. The national hurricane center tries every year to […]

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