Disaster Preparedness

Security & Preparedness August 7, 2019

Safety Tips to Help You Protect Your Family and Property from Wildfires

Clarissa S., Editor

In the U.S., wildfires cause death, injury and property damage every year. Wildfires are unplanned fires that burn in natural areas such as forests, grasslands or prairies. They can turn lives upside down and cause irreparable damage. Protect your...

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Security & Preparedness June 18, 2019

6 Steps to Protect Your Home from Hurricanes

Krystina C., Editor

Once a hurricane hits, it's too late to protect your home and property. Known as cyclones and typhoons in other parts of the world, hurricanes cause high winds, heavy rain and flooding that can damage your home. If you live in a hurricane-prone ar...

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Home Life, Security & Preparedness June 13, 2019

Pet Preparedness: Top Tips for Keeping Pets Safe During a Disaster

Amanda S., Editor

When disaster strikes, it can send us all into panic mode. We hurriedly secure our homes, gather important belongings and make sure loved ones are safe and taken care of. However, in the pandemonium that can accompany an emergency, we might forget...

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Security & Preparedness May 28, 2019

Hurricane Safety Timeline: Stay Safe in the Hours Before the Storm Hits

Erika S., Editor in Chief

Hurricanes bring heavy rain, powerful winds and flooding. The destructive power of these violent storms can reach many miles inland. Help your community stay safe and take action as the storm approaches by sharing this useful hurricane preparednes...

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Security & Preparedness April 16, 2019

Wildland Woes: Help Your Fire Community Better Cope with Stress

Julia S., Editor

The wildland fire community – firefighters, emergency medical service (EMS) and law enforcement personnel – encounters challenging obstacles in their line of duty, so much so that they may experience traumatic stress. Ensure your wildland fire com...

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Security & Preparedness March 26, 2019

How to Stay Safe During a Tornado (No Matter Where You Are)

Krystina C., Editor

You can be anywhere when a tornado strikes - at home, at work or in your car. The key to surviving a tornado is by knowing the best places to shelter both indoors and outdoors. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones with the following s...

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Security & Preparedness March 19, 2019

Flood Recovery 101: What You Need to Know

Amanda S., Editor

Flooding in your neighborhood is a traumatic experience. It could mean costly damage to your home and a big disruption to your life. Depending on the severity of the flooding, it could also mean a long recovery period. Once the immediate danger ha...

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Home Life, Security & Preparedness February 19, 2019

Keep Your Family Safe: 6 Steps to Take Now Before a Snowstorm Hits

Krystina C., Editor

The fact is, most people are unprepared when a major snowstorm hits. The ice, snow and extreme cold can knock out electricity for days, leaving families at risk of car accidents, frostbite and hypothermia. Before a storm warning comes in, learn ho...

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Security & Preparedness October 23, 2018

What if an Earthquake Hit Your Area? Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions

Heather M., Editor

Earthquakes can happen at any time of the day, month or year. There’s usually no warning, so it's best to get prepared now. 4 Things You Should Know About Earthquakes All 50 states and all U.S. territories are vulnerable to earthquakes. The ...

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Security & Preparedness September 25, 2018

Designing Your Family Disaster Plan: Is Your Household Prepared?

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Life is unpredictable – so families should always be prepared for any situation that might be thrown their way. Because preparation is key to survival during any major threat, one crucial focus for every family should be effective disaster plannin...

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