Posted January 31, 2019 by Ebony Porter
Thanks to modern meteorological technology, residents of coastal areas often have well over 24 hours warning before the landfall of a hurricane or tropical storm. But that time can disappear quickly, especially if you need to reinforce your home or expect to get stuck in an evacuation traffic jam. Don’t waste even more time making last-minute runs for basic supplies like batteries, canned goods and bottled water, which are frequently in short supply in the run-up to a major storm. Learn what to pack for a hurricane and build a kit today so that you’ll be ready for the first day of hurricane season.
Posted September 18, 2018 by Josh Crank
Tornadoes can fling trucks, flatten houses and drive toothpicks into two-by-fours. If a tornado is heading your way, you must take immediate action for your safety. And to help us know when to act, the National Weather Service issues two types of alerts: tornado watches and tornado warnings.
Posted July 24, 2018 by Josh Crank
There’s one big difference between climate and weather: time.
Posted July 12, 2018 by Josh Crank
Hurricane season comes every year, bringing with it special responsibilities for people who live near the East and Gulf Coasts. There are practical tasks like stocking up on bottled water and batteries, but if you’re unfamiliar with hurricane preparedness, the most fundamental way to prepare is to heed hurricane watches and warnings.
Posted January 30, 2018 by Josh Crank
The first weeks of 2018 brought winter storms and freezing temperatures to parts of the Southern U.S. that rarely see ice, forcing the closure of schools and highways across the region. But the deep freeze also wreaked havoc inside people’s homes by freezing the water inside plumbing pipes, causing them to burst.
Posted November 29, 2017 by Jessica Bivins
As temperatures drop, your heater makes your home a sanctuary from the cold winter weather. It’s tempting to crank up the temperature and make yourself a warm and cozy space, but that of course would also heat up your utility bill. Fortunately, there are several cheap and easy ways you can stay comfortable and save energy in the winter.