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...]

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...]

Driving In Bad Weather? Here’s What You Need To Know!

Driving in bad weather is hazardous to your health.Auto accidents tend to increase when bad weather is afoot, and this definitely translates to a higher number of traffic-related injuries and even deaths when the weather is rough.While bad weather certainly contributes to causing many auto accidents, there are ways to prevent these car crashes.Here are a few tips for avoiding car accidents when driving in bad weather:Keep back from other cars ahead of you using the 2-second rule … [Read more...]

Vital Winter Health Tips That Will Save Your Life

The American Heart Association is worried about your winter health. Many people suffer from hypothermia or have heart attacks while shoveling snow.Check out the following vital winter health tips in order to avoid suffering any severe heatlh problems in the cold, snowy weather this winter:Take breaks often while shoveling the snow; give your heart time to rest.Layer dress to protect yourself from hypothermia. … [Read more...]

WARNING: Snowy, Icy Weather Make LED Traffic Lights Dangerous

Here's some sobering news: LED traffic lights save money on the city's power bill but in the winter they may cost your life.LED (light-emitting diode) traffic lights run cooler than the traditional high-pressure sodium lights commonly used in traffic lights up until a few years ago.What's happening now is that ice and snow are forming much more easily on the traffic signals than years ago, when the heat from the old lights would melt away the snow and ice.This makes it hard for … [Read more...]

Tornado Safety Tips For Winter Nighttime Tornadoes — Among The Deadliest Known!

Yes, tornadoes can happen in winter -- and the proof is in the pudding with all the National Weather Service (NWS) tornado warnings that have occurred during the winter months lately. Be very wary of the risk of tornadoes in winter or at night! In preparation for winter tornadoes and nighttime tornadoes, it's time to get serious and put the following tornado safety tips into practice.   Did You Know That?... Tornadoes can occur at any time and anywhere if the … [Read more...]

Prepare For Hurricane Season With Fabric Storm Panels For Your Windows

Hurricane season may be winding down, but it is never too late to begin preparing for the next Hurricane season. (It will be here before you know it.) One of the ways you can prepare for the high winds and fury of a hurricane is by purchasing storm panels for the doors and windows of your home. Of course, you can always use plywood or metal for window protection during a hurricane, but there are alternatives to those methods. One popular alternative is the use of fabric storm panels. Fabric … [Read more...]

Dangerous And Costly Hurricane Myths Debunked

Quick - do you believe you are safe in a mobile home if you try holding down fort during a hurricane with ties securing the mobile home to strong anchors?  You may be surprised to learn that any mobile home, tied down or not, is not safe during a hurricane. In fact, there are many well-known hurricane facts which are actually dangerous and costly myths.  For example, here are 10 hurricane myths debunked. Be sure you study up on your hurricane knowledge, because: It is not wise … [Read more...]