Not everyone is able to leave their home to prepare for a storm. Almost half of all American’s will need to rely on neighbors before and after a disaster hits. A little bit of empathy goes a long way, and complete community preparedness requires involvement from the entire community. Start planning now with these community strategies.
There’s no way to know what will happen when a storm makes landfall or when a river overflows. Understanding what is covered in your homeowner’s policy before a disaster strikes can help you get the most out of your coverage and make filing a claim much smoother.
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[...]
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!
In today's modern world, virtually everything that is considered a necessity in the home is powered by electricity. We often take for granted the basic safety, however, bad wiring or defects in the wires can pose a threat to anyone in the house. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 47,700 home fires in the U.S. are caused by electrical failure or[...]