Ways You Can Fortify Your House To Make It A Hurricane-Safe Home

Hurricanes have the power to destroy homes and businesses with power sustained winds of more 74 miles per hour or more. However, you can have the power to restrict hurricane damage to your home by building a hurricane-safe home. Fortified construction has long been used in places like Florida, where hurricanes are a threat throughout hurricane season.   Hurricane-Safe Rooms Versus Hurricane Safe Homes Commonly seen today are hurricane safe rooms -- concrete bunkers that … [Read more...]

5 Tips That’ll Help You Prevent A Summer Storm From Ruining Your Vacation

Don't let a summer storm ruin your vacation!Heating in the summer time often means thunderstorms pop up in the afternoon hours.While the rain is often welcome relief from hot temperatures, it can dampen your day while you are on vacation, camping, or spending a day at a theme park.5 Tips For Avoiding Getting Caught In A Summer Storm: Theme park rides, golf courses, and resort swimming pools normally close down when lightning is within 5 to 10 miles -- enjoy these recreation hotspots … [Read more...]

Avoid That Squall Line! It’ll Bring Rain, Lightning, Heavy Wind & Other Severe Weather

What's a squall line? You've probably seen plenty -- squall lines are long lines of severe weather that most often precede cold fronts. A squall line can approach from the horizon with a line of low-hanging, dark clouds. Squall lines often move very quickly. If you see one coming, be sure to take cover quickly. After all, squall lines are notorious for producing heavy rain, hail, high winds, lightning, and tornadoes. Check out this video of a powerful squall line:     … [Read more...]

Lifesaving Tornado Shelter And Safety Tips: All The Best Ways To Stay Safe During The Storm!

Finding shelter during a tornado is vital to your survival. By the time a tornado is heading toward you, it's usually too late to make a plan. That's why you should know what your best option is when it comes to finding a quick tornado shelter in midst of a storm. It could literally save your life!  Here's what you need to know about the best places to take shelter during a tornado...  … [Read more...]

10 Tips For Making Flood Cleanup Safer & Easier

Because floods can be caused by all kinds of weather situations, including: Hurricanes Severe storms Spring snow melts So, it's important to brush up your knowledge on a topic many of us must deal with at one time or another: flood cleanup. … [Read more...]

Proven Tips For Preventing 3 Common Winter Weather Worries

Winter brings more than long mornings of chipping ice off our windshields and shoveling our driveways and sidewalks (ugh!) -- winter brings many health issues. Some of the common winter weather health problems many of us experience are: Slipping and falling on ice Cold (and frostbitten) hands and feet Windburn … [Read more...]

Home Flood Insurance: Answers To All Of Your Flood Insurance Questions

Your homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage.  Did you know that? It's true. Without flood insurance, you could end up paying $311 a month for a disaster home loan in order to get your life back in order after a flood.  On the other hand, if you'd had home flood insurance, you would have been paying an average of $370 a year -- even less in low to moderate risk areas! Believe it or not, you should purchase flood insurance even if you don't live in a flood zone!  That's … [Read more...]