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.
When there is something kids can see but can’t quite reach, like a toy or candy jar, often they will try to climb to get closer to it. But TVs, dressers, and even appliances can tip over and hurt a little climber. That's why it's important to make sure all your furniture is secure. Here's what you can do to make sure everything stays in place.
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!
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[...]