5 Ways To Protect Your Home & Property In The Event Of A House Flood

There are many areas in the United States that typically flood. Depending on where you live, you could be in a in flood plain or even a low-risk flood zone. Floods are the #1 natural hazard in the U.S., occurring in all 50 states. You may say, "Oh well, I don't live near a stream, river, lake or coastline." Even so, everyone lives in a flood zone, whether your home or business is located in a high-, medium-, or low-risk flood zone.  Source As someone who lives in the Pacific … [Read more...]

Hurricane Warning? 10 Things You Need To Do… Now!

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If you live in a hurricane zone, then you already know what kinds of damage a hurricane is capable of wreaking on your life. The fact is, no one can be 100% prepared for a hurricane; they are just too unpredictable. But there are things you can do to lessen the damage that a hurricane can cause. Following are 10 things you can do to help prevent damage to your home, life, and property in the event a hurricane blows through your town... … [Read more...]

8 Tips For Making The Best Snowman… Ever!

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If you're fortunate enough to live somewhere that gets snow in the winter regularly, then you probably build the occasional snowman.Or, if you're like me, you only buld a snowman once every 2 years or so -- which is about how often Seattle gets enough snow to build a snowman!Either way, following are some good tips you can use to make your snowman totally cool for yourself... and your neighborhood.Enjoy!  8 Snowman Tips: #1  Locate a good spot for your snowman.While … [Read more...]

How To Make Fake Snow: 12 Ways To Get Instant Snow In Minutes!

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It's that time of year again... the holidays are here!And for many, the holidays just aren't the same without snow.Some of us live in regions where snow is hard to come by.So what do you do if you — or the kids — are hoping for some snow, but it just doesn’t look like any white stuff will be falling at your home?You guessed it, make fake snow! (It's very realistic, as seen in the photo above.) … [Read more...]

How To Survive A Blizzard If Your Car Gets Stuck In Snow, Ice, Or Mud

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The reality is that people get caught unaware by snow storms all the time.Either they don't pay attention to their local weather news, or a sudden snow storm arrives unexpectedly.Whichever it is, people tend to get caught in their cars during snow storms and blizzards.And not knowing what to do (or doing the wrong thing) can be very dangerous -- if not deadly!The sad truth is... 70% of the deaths that take place during a blizzard, happen to people who are traveling during a … [Read more...]

Lightning Strikes: How To Stay Safe During An Electrical Storm

Electrical storms happen everywhere in the United States, so there is really no escaping them. In fact, believe it or not, lightning kills 55% more Americans than tornadoes -- which come in at a 41% death rate for Americans. That's relatively high, so it behooves everyone to take electrical storms very seriously. If you're wondering how close an electrical storm is to you right now, check out this lightning strike map. Here are some tips for staying safe during an electrical storm, no matter … [Read more...]

How To Preserve Your Collection Of Fall Leaves

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Fall is one of my favorite times of year. The leaves turn such interesting colors here in Washington. I looked out my 6th floor window this afternoon and noticed that the trees across the street were a mixture of gold, and red, and even though it was raining hard, they were just stunning.Preserving Fall leaves is one of the best ways to decorate your home during the autumn months.You can use your preserved leaves to make wreaths, adorn your fireplace mantle, make a centerpiece for your … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Prepare Your Home & Family For A Winter Snow Storm Or A Blizzard

Blizzards are quite common among those who live in the midwest and on the east coast of the United States.Although the last few years we've had some very freaky weather in places that normally would not see such weather. So even if you think you're safe, it doesn't hurt to know what to do to prepare for a blizzard!A winter storm WATCH means a winter storm is possible in your area. A winter storm WARNING means a winter storm is headed for your area. A BLIZZARD WARNING means strong … [Read more...]

How The Weather Affects Fall Foliage Colors

Weather is one of the key factors that determines why and how the leaves turn color in the Fall. A small change in the weather can easily affect how colorful the leaves will be. Things such as the amount of moisture in the soil, temperature, and even the length of the days affect what colors the leaves will eventually turn -- and even the brightness and hue of those colors. To put you in the right mood, check out this soothing video footage showing Fall foliage in various locations; you almost … [Read more...]

Hurricane Recovery – What To Do After A Hurricane Has Blown Through Your Town

Recovering after a hurricane has passed through your area is never easy.Anyone that has experienced or has loved ones that have experienced Katrina knows this. Hurricanes can be devastating and can leave behind all sorts of destruction ...on people, as well as property.So the hurricane has blown through your area and wreaked havoc, now what do you do?Here are some things you need to be aware of after a hurricane has done its damage in your town.  … [Read more...]