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Weather Awareness Months Throughout the US

Though some areas of the country experience more natural disasters than others, there are a variety of seasonal weather awareness campaigns in most of the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) created a Weather and Water Preparedness Events Calendar...

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Home Maintenance: 3 Common Problems

The easiest way to avoid household repairs is to do what you can to prevent problems in the first place. It is recommended that you create a maintenance calendar to check potential issues around your home before they become a problem. Maintenance preparedness can easily be...

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Power Surges and Preventing Damage

High winds from the recent hurricanes in the Southern United States and the Islands caused major power outages when the lines were pulled down, blown down, and poles completely upended. For states in the Northern part of the country, power outages occur every winter due...

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Being Thankful

This is the time of year when most people take time to reflect. These thoughts include being grateful for their health and thankful for family and friends. Most also appreciate all the "stuff" they own, realizing how fortunate they are. Years ago, most houses had only...

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A Fungus Among Us

“Blue cheese contains natural amphetamines. Why are students not informed about this?”  - Mark E. Smith Mold is a fungus, among us, that is found both indoors and outdoors. The exact number of species is unknown but range anywhere from tens of thousands to over three...

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The IRS Wants Proof

This year has seen many natural disasters, including hurricanes that caused major flooding along our coasts and wildfires in many states. Recently, there have been numerous slight earthquakes (who knows when "the big one" will happen?). Add the every-day occurrences of fires and thefts that...

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