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...]

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...]