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...]

Take These Fun Weather Quiz Tests To See How Much You Know About The Weather

Are you ready to test your knowledge of the weather?It's time to flex your brain with these fun-but-challenging weather quiz tests.Some of these may just have you scratching your head!Air Pressure Quiz - 5 questions about air pressure as it pertains to the weather. Causes of Climate Change Quiz¬†- Do you know what causes climate change? Climate Quiz - 6 questions to test your knowledge about weather and the climate. Clouds Quiz -¬†5 questions relating to clouds and cloud … [Read more...]

Good News: Climate Disaster Events & Deaths Down

Here's some good news from the United Nations' International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR): 2009 was a relatively good year when it comes to the issue of climate disaster occurrences. Climate disasters still happened, but fewer severe events occurred and fewer people died because of them in 2009 than in 2008. How does the ISDR measure climate disasters?  The ISDR records how many people lost their lives due to climate disasters, as well as the number of climate disasters … [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...]

2 Free Online Tools To Determine If Your House Is In A Flood Zone

As far as flood zones are concerned, I personally found the information available online about flood zones to be confusing to navigate and hard to understand. I was determined to find a faster, better way to tell whether my house was in a flood zone or not. Here's how I did it; and how you can too (for FREE!)...  … [Read more...]

A Tropical Depression Brings Stormy Weather But Is Great For Fixing Droughts

When the calendar hits August and ocean waters are nice and steamy, there is one thing we can almost always count on -- the formation of a tropical depression. But what is a tropical depression? A depressed storm? When does a depression become a tropical storm or a hurricane? Anatomy Of A Tropical Depression How does a tropical depression form? Thunderstorms occur in the summer over the ocean with great frequency. But when these storms begin to cluster and maintain their strength, they can … [Read more...]

How To Survive The Storm: Invest In Emergency Survival Kits!

Putting together a survival kit for situations like severe weather is probably one of the smartest things you can do to prepare yourself for Mother Nature's bad days.    Often, home survival kits are needed during blackouts or loss of electricity, when you're trapped in your home due to bad weather or you would be putting yourself in immediate danger outside, and when damage or destruction has occurred at the places where you typically buy groceries, clothing, and other necessities … [Read more...]