disaster Tag

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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It’s Not A Game

There is a memory game that many play at wedding and baby showers. The host has a tray full of a variety of household objects, and for a few seconds, the attendees study them. The tray is taken away, out of site, and everyone writes...

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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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It CAN Happen To You

It seems that there are an increased number of house and business fires recently, where the owners do not have insurance.   Is it that with social media, we learn more about everything and everybody?   Could it be because there are more fires than normal?   Or...

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