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How to Stay Safe During a Thunderstorm

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Compared to tornadoes and hurricanes, thunderstorms may not seem all that serious. However, lightning, hail, and high wind can be plenty dangerous to you and your property. Follow these tips to stay safe when the next thunderstorm strikes. Stay Up-to-Date When the sky starts to turn dark, tune into your local news or radio station for weather updates. If you… Continue reading

Hurricane Safety & Planning

Hurricane warning sign

We are currently in the midst of hurricane season, which runs from June through November. Historically, some of the most devastating storms have hit in late summer, such as Katrina—which impacted Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana in August 2005—and Harvey—which hit Texas and Louisiana in August 2017. This means, if you live in a hurricane-prone area, now is the time to… Continue reading

How to Create a Wildfire Action Plan

Ring of fire Bailey Colorado Rocky Mountain forest wildfire

Thousands of wildfires burn across North America every year, destroying homes and businesses with no remorse. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly 45 million homes in the US intermingle with or are on the borders of wildlands, meaning more communities are vulnerable to wildfires than ever before. Prepare a wildfire action plan with your family today to ensure… Continue reading

Natural Disaster Safety Tips

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It may seem like climate disasters only occur elsewhere, but with 14 separate billion-dollar weather events in 2019 alone, odds are Mother Nature will target your area eventually. Are you prepared? Here are the most important things you can do today to prepare for the next tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire. Stay informed. The nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system… Continue reading

Fourth of July Safety Tips

4 of July Celebration

Independence Day is right around the corner! You probably have traditions you look forward to every year, such as grilling, boating, or watching fireworks. By following these simple Fourth of July safety tips, you can enjoy a fun, memorable holiday without putting your friends or family in harm’s way. Grilling Safety Tips Independence Day is the most popular US holiday… Continue reading

At-Home Emergency Preparedness and COVID-19

Everyone understands the importance of emergency preparedness, but few people are actually ready to survive a disaster at a moment’s notice. We learned this firsthand when the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, turned the world upside down. The pandemic has spread with incredible speed. In fact, your daily routine likely flipped on its head in a matter of days.… Continue reading

Surviving a Flood and the Aftermath

Floods cause billions of dollars in damages every year and can occur anywhere in North America. All it takes is a few inches of flowing water to carry away people, cars, and other untethered objects. The aftermath of a flood can range from mild residual flooding and debris to contaminated water, dangerous animals, and hazardous downed power lines. Dangers may… Continue reading

Staying Safe During a Tornado

Tornadoes can bring high winds and leave massive destruction in their wake. The most violent of these, EF5 storms, tend to touch down in the Great Plains region, which has earned the nickname “Tornado Alley,” but can occur anywhere east of the Continental Divide. However, every state is at risk for tornadoes, so it’s best to prepare, no matter where… Continue reading

Preparing for Hurricane Season During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As nations all around the world battle an unprecedented pandemic, you have been taking the recommended precautions to protect you and your family from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Everyone is focused on staying safe from this disease, but other disasters can still occur during this unusual time. For example, hurricane season runs from June to November. Are you prepared? If… Continue reading

Tornado Preparedness – What to Do Before, During & After the Storm

While tornadoes are most likely to occur throughout “Tornado Alley” between the months of March and June, twisters have been documented all year round in every state and province in North America. Whether you live in a particularly tornado-prone area or not, it’s wise to learn what to do before, during, and after a tornado. Prepare Before a Tornado Before… Continue reading