September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

3 min read Here Comes September The month of September brings a handful of changes to our busy lives. It’s usually the time of year where we ask ourselves what happened to summer and have to quickly adjust to the new season that awaits us. As our days get shorter and the little ones get ready to embark on a new school year we sometimes get lost in our hectic schedules and forget about the dangers that the …

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National Hurricane Awareness Month

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3 min read Calm before the storm As of June first, the 2013 hurricane season is officially upon us. The long, tense season lasts until November 30th, and although it’s easy to think this year wont be your year, it might be time to rethink your hurricane preparedness plan. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a very active Atlantic hurricane season for 2013. In fact, NOAA’s Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook says there is a 70 …

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Tornado 101

4 min read The end of spring brings signs of hope and new life to the majority of Americans, but for some parts of the country it can be the most terrifying season of the year. Tornadoes are nature’s strongest muscle that can be flexed without warning and level entire neighborhoods in a matter of seconds as demonstrated recently in Oklahoma. The funnel-shaped clouds are essentially a connection between a thunderstorm and the ground with winds that can …

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