Disaster Preparedness

Home Life, Security & Preparedness June 12, 2018

Double Duty: Disaster Prep Upgrades for the Best Return on Investment

Michele B., Senior Editor

Last year, 25 million Americans were affected by disaster. Inspire the citizens in your community to upgrade now to mitigate the effects that a natural disaster can have. At the same time, upgrades can increase curb appeal and energy efficiency. ...

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Security & Preparedness May 24, 2018

Pet Prep: Disaster Planning for Your Animals

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Your beloved pet is an important member of your family, so you must also plan for his or her needs during an emergency. Preparing today can help keep your animal safe in the future. Adapt this infographic into one of our many outreach forma...

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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 September 21, 2017

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

Katherine E., Editor

Hurricanes are a powerful force: The high winds, heavy rain and flooding of these massive storm systems threaten not only lives, but homes, buildings, roads, vehicles and entire communities. How can you be prepared for, survive and safely deal wit...

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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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