Security & Preparedness

Security & Preparedness April 26, 2018

Beat the Next Natural Disaster: 5 High-Tech Hacks

Michele B., Senior Editor

Let’s face it, no one knows when disaster may strike. Extreme weather has been on the rise throughout the country, from droughts that lead to wildfires to flooding from hurricanes to unprecedented winter storms. Add these high-tech weapons to your...

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Security & Preparedness March 20, 2018

Twister Prep: Plan Your Way to Safety This Tornado Season

Maggie K., Senior Editor

We’ve all seen movies with the terrifying, twisted funnel of a tornado chasing cars, uprooting trees and pummeling through homes in seconds. While Mother Nature’s temper tantrums make for great entertainment on the big screen, they can be destruct...

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Security & Preparedness March 13, 2018

Navigating Muddy Waters: Fight Floods with These Fast Tips

Katherine E., Editor

Floods - they're the number one natural disaster in the U.S. Every year, floods pose a country-wide threat due to their often devastating consequences. Floods can destroy buildings and houses, wash out farmland, contaminate drinking water, spread ...

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Security & Preparedness March 6, 2018

Ward Off Wildfires: Teach Your Community to Be Campfire Smart

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Every year, wildfires throughout the country claim people’s homes and lives. Wildfires can spread quickly igniting brush, trees, homes and anything else in their paths. They can last for days and even weeks, and burn hundreds of acres of land. ...

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Security & Preparedness October 17, 2017

On Shaky Ground: Top 5 Earthquake Planning Tips to Help Prepare for the Unexpected

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Earthquakes – they strike suddenly and without warning. Some are barely there, others have a trivial tremor, and a few earthquakes hit with frightening force and violence, leaving wreckage in their wake. Earthquakes can bring down high-rise buildi...

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Security & Preparedness October 10, 2017

Cybersecurity Smarts for the Cyber Citizen: Stay Safe Online

Katherine E., Editor

Recently, Equifax announced a major data breach, exposing millions of American’s Social Security numbers and other sensitive information. Around the globe, ransomware malware locks up personal data and sends victims messages requesting online paym...

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Security & Preparedness September 21, 2017

The Hazards of Hurricanes: What You Can Do to Weather the Storm

Katherine E., Editor

In recent weeks, the powerful force of a hurricane has been felt by millions of people in the Caribbean and Southern United States. If you aren’t directly affected, you’ve likely seen images of, or at least, heard about the damage and destruction ...

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Security & Preparedness September 20, 2017

Beat the Bite: Effective Mosquito Bite Prevention Tips to Stay Safe in the Great Outdoors

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Mosquitoes are the tiny pests that ruin anyone’s outdoor fun in a big way. They’re a nuisance, they love to bite and they leave itchy welts on every body part. Most alarming, however, is that many species of mosquitoes are riddled with disease – c...

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Security & Preparedness September 12, 2017

Ready and Resilient: Preparing Families Today for What Could Happen Tomorrow

Katherine E., Editor

Emergencies and disasters can happen suddenly and have devastating consequences. Quite often, people who consider themselves “prepared” aren’t as prepared as they think. Is your community prepared for the unexpected? Get started now and inform cit...

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Security & Preparedness September 12, 2017

Hope for the Best – Plan for the Worst: Help Your Community Withstand and Recover from Disaster

Erika S., Editor in Chief

People who believe they are “prepared” for disasters often aren’t nearly as prepared as they think. Being prepared is a lot more than having a few flashlights and a battery-powered radio. Preparedness research shows that many people do not have ho...

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