storm preparation

Sep 03
Let’s Explore Storm Readiness for Homes

Let’s Explore Storm Readiness for Homes

We’ve all heard the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and it’s truer that ever as storms across the country grow in size and ferocity. Storms can carry a variety of hazards with them including wind damage, debris, and jolts to your roof, walls, or foundation, not to mention secondary hazards like flooding. Wind can be one of the bigger surprises that causes storm damage because so many people and […]

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Jul 09
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These Apps Can Help You Cope with Hurricane Season

With the 2018 hurricane season already underway and forecasters predicting a seventy percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms with winds of 40 miles per hour or higher, you can never be too prepared for an active storm season. One step to take is to download some apps and invest in some up-to-date information that can help you stay safe and connected. Here are a few ideas to help you and your family weather the storm. WhatsApp With over […]

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Dec 04
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What is a Nor’Easter?

It’s a word bantered around by meteorologists regularly, one delivered with a strong New England accent in the region: the “nor’easter.” It’s one of weather’s wackiest weather terms, but these storms are no joke. These infamous storms can combine torrential rains, strong storms, and fierce blizzards into one ferocious package that can knock New England out of power for days, sometimes weeks. But what is a nor’easter, and why is it so unique in the North American climate? Let’s […]

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Oct 23
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Tips for Tackling Water Damage (that Many Homeowners Miss)

In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria, many American homeowners are struggling to learn how to cope with water damage restoration, meaning the technical processes needed to repair a home that has suffered a flood or other water-related destruction. However, water damage restoration is a complex business and it’s easy for laymen homeowners to miss important steps in the process during the rush to clean up. Even a burst pipe can cost […]

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Aug 28
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Preparing for a Flood—A Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners

Flooding is one of the most traumatic and dangerous natural disasters in the United States. In general, flooding is the number one natural disaster in the entire country, while flash flooding is responsible for approximately 200 deaths each year. From 2005 to 2014, the average flood claim was $42,000, and total flood insurance claims averaged more than $3.5 million per year. During the floods that erupted in Texas in March and April of 2016, […]

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Jun 05
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Best Weather Apps for Storm Tracking

Whether you’re just wanting to keep your family safe from foul weather or you’re an amateur storm aficionado with dreams of tornado chasing, there are all sorts of applications you can use to keep track of big storms in your area. But the weather apps you’ll find in the App Store and Android Store are also based on all sorts of different technologies, so it’s important to understand what you’re looking for in a […]

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Jun 20
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Hurricane Season Preparedness

It’s now hurricane season and we’ve got you covered with the essential hurricane preparedness resources to keep you ahead of the game. 2016 has already proven to be a hurricane-heavy year with Hurricane Alex in January. 2016 will continue to be a less than quiet storm season with an average of six hurricanes expected. And while you might not live in a coastal area, you are still susceptible to hurricane damages. Here’s a checklist […]

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Jun 06
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Pet Hurricane Plan

When preparing for a hurricane, you should always have a disaster plan for your pets. If you do not have a plan for your pets during a major storm, they are at risk of getting lost, hurt, and even killed. Disaster Kit Your pets need to have an emergency kit like the one you’ve made for yourself. Have a pet carrier ready and fully stocked. There should be at least three days’ worth of […]

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May 23
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The 5 Most Notable Hurricanes in U.S. History

Between the high wind speeds and heavy rains, hurricanes can be destructive and extremely costly. The United States has had its fair share of hurricanes destroy communities and here’s a look at the most notable hurricanes in U.S. history. 1. The Hurricane of Galveston The Great Galveston is considered the worst hurricane of all time in the U.S. in terms of loss of life. An estimated 8,000 people lost their lives on September 8, […]

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May 09
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2016 Hurricane Forecast

Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30. But these storms can occur outside of this date range, as we learned from Hurricane Alex in January 2016. 2016 has been forecasted to be a very hurricane-heavy year. And whether you live in a coastal area or miles inland, you are still at risk to the damages associated with a hurricane and its aftermath. Hurricane Preparedness Week May 15 through May 21, 2016 is Hurricane […]

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