There is no way to know what will happen when a storm makes landfall. And while you can’t prevent a storm, the sooner you know it is happening the more time you have to prepare. Instead of waiting to hear weather alerts on television or the radio, there are smartphone apps that offer push notifications when a storm is on its way, offer tips to prepare and[...]
Being prepared for a storm can mean the difference between life and death. You don’t need to spend a lot to be prepared. Having a basic disaster supply kit can be a great aid in the event of an emergency. This isn’t something you want to worry about when you hear a storm watch is in effect, so make sure you build this in advanced.
Sometimes you may find yourself in a location you aren’t familiar with when a tornado hits. Here are our tips on what to do if you get caught in one of these locations.
The difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warming is huge, but most people think they are synonymous with each other. A tornado watch means that a tornado is possible within your area and you should be prepared. Listen to the local news for updates on the approaching storm. Have a plan and know where to take shelter if the watch turns into a warning.
The beginning of spring seems to be the reminder to freshen your home with some deep-down cleaning. However, cleaning your home can sometimes seem like a time-intensive effort. Instead of waiting for that big day every year to squeeze in all the cleaning projects you’ve been putting off, try breaking down projects into two-minute tasks every day to make clearing[...]
For every year, there is a pre-approved list of tropical storm and hurricane names. These lists have been generated by the National Hurricane Center since 1953. Originally, the lists contained only female names, but since 1979 the lists alternate between male and female. Hurricanes are named alphabetically from the list in chronological order. The lists contain[...]
How much should you insure your home for?
Most non-insurance professionals answer, “enough to cover the mortgage” or “enough to REPLACE the home.” However, the correct answer requires more calculations than that.
One of the perks of living in the south is the minimal effects of winter we experience. Although we don’t have snow and blizzards here, the temperatures are beginning to drop and you’re probably spending less time outdoors in the pool or at the beach and spending more of your days indoors. Avoid letting the winter blues set in by taking on one of these home[...]
Thanksgiving day holds the record for being the most flammable day of the year. December is not far behind. Home fire claims jump 15% during the holiday season. Test your Thanksgiving safety knowledge with our quiz, then share your results with your friends and challenge them to beat your score!
Will you be among the millions watching Super Bowl LI this Sunday for some football and ads? If so, take some time to review your game day plans before hosting or attending a Super Bowl party. On average, American households invite up to 17 people into their homes to watch the game. While prepping for the day, one thing you might not consider is the risks you face[...]