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Thunderstorms over Louisiana on radar

(This was originally posted prior to National Severe Weather Preparedness Week in the Spring of 2013.  Its points are still valid so I’m reposting with updates.)   As many are still enduring the blizzards and snowfalls of recent weeks, we want to help you with your preparation for a new season of weather perils and … Read more

Have Answers in These 5 Key Areas for Your Emergency Plan

60% of Americans believe preparing for disasters is important and only 17% claim to be very prepared*.   From experience, you know this to be true…when a storm approaches the grocery and hardware stores are filled with people—each trying to find the same items. Storms bring high winds, rain, and thunderstorms which can cause power outages, … Read more

Prep for hurricane season

It’s that time of year again.  For people living near the coasts of the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it’s time to review your emergency/disaster kit….It’s hurricane season.  The season runs from June 1st through November 30th. I read on twitter from the Department of Homeland Security … Read more

Have The Details In Your Hand

FEMA and NOAA are designating the week of March 3-9, 2013 as National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.  So over the course of this week, we want to help you with your preparation for a new season of weather perils.   Again, the goal here is to get you thinking of the Spring season and how … Read more

Are You O.K? Where Are You?

FEMA and NOAA are designating the week of March 3-9, 2013 as National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.  So over the course of this week, we want to help you with your preparation for a new season of weather perils.   Again, the goal here is to get you thinking of the Spring season and how … Read more

You Are Advised To Take Steps

FEMA and NOAA are designating the week of March 3-9, 2013 as National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.  So over the course of this week, we want to help you with your preparation for a new season of weather perils.   Again, the goal here is to get you thinking of the Spring season and how … Read more

Approaching Snow Storm Thoughts

Do I have: Options for personal well-being, if services are disrupted or can’t get out to shop. food and water (family members and pets) Cooking capacity enough food that doesn’t need preparing before eating gas grill enough drinking water for everyone bottled storage tanks Sanitation enough water for cleaning (dishes), or flushing toilets, possibly fill … Read more

Simple Readiness-Peace of Mind

My on-the-road peace of mind arrived today.  It’s a personal care kit, measuring only about 11″x 6.5″x 3″ and packed with over 40 support items, it serves as an on the road insurance package that will help someone survive while awaiting help. I grew up in the Northeast U.S.  During the winter months especially, we … Read more

Review Now

The recent storms in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. have caused downed trees, damaged homes, and lost power to many homes and families.  I live in the Mid-Atlantic region and witnessed the storms in our area.  It was particularly odd to us as we weren’t paying much attention to the weather other than realizing … Read more