Finding the right kind of tornado shelter is the only way to stay safe when a tornado threatens. Here are the safest place to be whether you’re at home, in school, out shopping, at work in a high-rise building, in a mobile home, or out driving in your car.
Severe Weather Tips
Whether you're heading to the beach, skiing in the mountains, or simply sending your kids off to school, you'll really appreciate these weather event tips. From snow shoveling etiquette (yes, there is such a thing) to what to do in a natural disaster like a flood or hurricane evacuation, our weather experts can help. Learn what you need to have on hand and other helpful tips for surviving severe weather.
Flood cleanup is necessary for many of us at various times throughout the year. Be it a hurricane, severe storm, or a spring snow melt caused flooding, the problem is always just as bad. After all, floods mean serious business. Check out 10 tips to help make flood cleanup a safer and easier task.
Winter means we tend to get cold hands and feet, slip and fall on ice, and risk getting windburn. Check out some of the ways to combat these 3 common winter weather worries.
Your homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. Without home 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, whereas if you’d had flood insurance, you would have been paying an average of $370 a YEAR – even less in low to moderate risk areas!
Doing these 5 things will help to ensure that your property is not seriously damaged in the event of flooding. These things will also protect your family from fires, sewage contamination, and having to spend thousands of dollars replacing systems within your home after a house flood.
Driving in bad weather is a cause of many auto accidents, but here are some tips that’ll help prevent bad weather car crashes and keep you safe on the road.
Winter is a fun time of year for making snowpeople, snowballs, snow angels, and enjoying hot cocoa by a warm fireplace. But shoveling snow, being outdoors in the cold, and surviving freezing temperatures poses a whole set of special health risks. Heed these winter health tips and help save your life.
LED traffic lights might save money on the power bill, but in the winter they may cost your life. Find out why LED traffic signals may be dangerous during the winter and what may be done about this sticky problem.
Stay alert! Winter tornadoes at night tend to happen mostly in the winter. Use these tornado safety tips that could save your life.
Fabric storm panels are an effective alternative to plywood and metal when preparing your home for an attack by a hurricane. Be sure you start preparing for NEXT hurricane season now!
One of the most important things you can have in your home is a survival kit that will help keep you and your loved ones safe when severe weather strikes. Here’s what to include in your home survival kit.
A snow fence can actually force snow drifts to form someplace else — keeping your driveway, car, or house free of a snow drift. Here’s what you need to know about snow fencing.
Find out more about the two types of sunblock, what SPF ratings really mean, and what the difference is between sunblock and sunscreen.
Following are some ways that you can protect your home and your property from a wildfire. Remember, these are things you’ll need to do now… BEFORE a wildfire is present.
Survival tactics and products that can make the difference between whether you and your family survive a hurricane or not.
The types of damage that a Hurricane can cause …and how you can prevent it from happening to your home, your vehicle, or your life!
A tornado room — or safe room — is built inside your home, while a tornado shelter is separate from the home and can either be built underground or above ground. Both rooms and shelters can protect you from winds up to 250 mph and from flying objects moving at 100 mph. By the way, it’s the missile-like flying objects that are the most dangerous effect of tornadoes!
Here we explain the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning, including the different intensities of tornado damage — from F1 to F5 — and what you can expect. Plus how to stay safe during a tornado
Yes, people have died while ice fishing in the late Winter, early Spring. The problem is… it’s too hard to determine the thickness of the ice! Here’s what you need to know about walking on thin ice or ice fishing on thin ice.
Do you know if you’d be safer opening the windows in your home during a tornado or hurricane or not? Find out here.
Remember, those who are least affected by bad weather are those who plan ahead and are prepared for it. After all, you know it’s coming. Maybe not today, but it will come! Here’s how to be prepared in the event of you lose electricity at your home after a bad storm.
Every winter somewhere in this country an unusually heavy snowfall will result with some buildings collapsing under the extreme weight of snow accumulating on the roof. Though the nightly news may only converge on large industrial or commercial buildings that buckle under the stress, this is indeed a concern that every homeowner needs to take seriously.
70% of the deaths that take place during a blizzard, happen to people who are traveling during a winter storm. Here’s what to do if your get stuck in your car during a blizzard.
Lightning kills 55% more Americans than tornadoes — which come in at a 41% death rate for Americans. That’s pretty high, so it’s important to take electrical storms very seriously. Here are the simplest tips you should keep in mind during lightning or an electrical storm.
Even if blizzards are infrequent where you live, you should always be prepared for a bad winter storm — just in case. Here are 10 things everyone who lives in a wintery state should do… now!