I Want to Make a Business Preparedness Plan: Now What?
Crossing your fingers and hoping for the best aren’t enough when it comes to business preparedness. Developing a sound plan to sustain your business in the event of an emergency is…
INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Hurricane Hazards and How to Prepare for Them
Hurricanes are dangerous storms with a series of hazards that can have an impact long after the winds die down. Here’s a look at five hurricane-related hazards and how you…
INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding Tropical Weather Watches and Warnings
If you live in an area threatened by tropical storms and hurricanes, it’s important to know what all the watches and warnings mean and how to prepare for them.
Food Safety Tips During a Power Outage
You’re safe at home while a powerful storm rages outside, and suddenly, there’s a house-wide “click” followed by silence. Now you’re sitting in the dark in the middle of a…
disaster planning for pets
We’re all advised to make emergency preparedness plans for our family, but what about our pets? Whether you care for dogs, birds or cats, their safety is equally at risk during an…
Are You Ready?
We’ve all heard about the supposed end of the world on Dec. 21, 2012. The doomsday prophesies centered around two premises — that the end of the Mayan calendar in…
things to hoard for an emergency
Some people call it hoarding. I just call it smart. Devastating natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, the Asian tsunami, and the catastrophic earthquake in Japan have awakened many to our…
The Ins and Outs of Emergency Funds
Emergencies happen. There’s no way to predict them, and often no way to avoid them, so you might as well plan for them. An emergency fund is a great way…