Safety Tips After the Storm
The storm has passed. Of course, you want to begin cleaning up and getting things back to normal again, but there are a few things to keep in mind before you start, most importantly, your safety. Stay tuned to the local news for important announcements, bulletins, and instructions concerning the storm area. They will inform you of medical aid and other forms of assistance, such as food, water, and shelter. Do not touch […]Read More
The Thrill of the Grill: Barbecue Safely this Father’s Day.
Firing up the grill is a must for many in the good ole summertime. Not surprisingly, June and July are peak months for grilling accidents. In fact, a 2015 report from the National Fire Protection Association showed that about 8,600 home fires are caused by grilling accidents annually–84 percent of those being from gas grills. In addition, there are roughly 17,000 hospitalizations each year caused by grill-related accidents. If grilling is […]Read More
Protect Your Home From Storms This Season.
The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts on June 1 and ends November 30, which means storm season is right around the corner. Based on records dating back to 1950, weather experts have said the average hurricane season consists of 12 tropical storms (sustained winds of 39 mph). On average, seven of these become hurricanes (when winds reach 74 mph). Last year had the fewest hurricanes since 1997. However, even with […]Read More
Floods: Expect the Unexpected.
Floods can strike without warning in all 50 states, regardless of climate or terrain. Of these, about 25 percent of all flood claims come from “minimal risk” areas. The threat of flood often arises from hurricanes or heavy storms, but can also occur after wildfire or droughts, when plants or vegetation that would normally absorb excess water are no longer there. So, it’s important to be prepared no matter what. […]Read More