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Houston Hurricanes
Houston’s proximity to the Gulf Coast means that sometimes, tropical weather — including hurricanes — may threaten. Although, luckily, the area has been spared a direct hit by a major hurricane in the past several…
Build a Kit, Create a Plan to Prepare for Hurricanes
Though natural disasters can strike anytime, hurricane season can serve as an important reminder to get your disaster preparations in gear. After all, 2008’s Hurricane Ike and its flooding, power and water outages…
Hurricane Preparedness Tips: 4 Ways to Waterproof Your Stuff
Taking advantage of the calm before a storm to prepare can help keep you afloat when severe weather strikes.  So, this might be the time to think about enhancing the…
Hurricane Evacuation Route
Most people living in hurricane-prone areas know the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30 each year. Every year, you hear it: “Prepare early. Buy your hurricane…
Hurricane Aftermath in Houston
It’s been a quiet start to the 2013 hurricane season in Houston, with the area setting National Weather Service records for low rainfall and high temperatures in June. Good news…
How Hurricanes And Tropical Storms Are Named
Andrea. Barry. Chantal. No, it’s not the list of most popular baby names, but, rather, the names chosen for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. The practice of naming storms began centuries…
Houston Hurricane
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting 3 to 6 major hurricanes in the Atlantic region this year. And while Houstonians may often think of these risks in terms…
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Natural disasters come in many shapes and sizes, and they can strike without warning. But emergency planning can help minimize the risks when such events do happen. And knowing how…
Hurricane Preparedness Landscaping
It may be difficult to entirely protect your home and yard from the strong winds of a hurricane, but there are certainly steps you can take to help minimize the…
Storm Shelter? Safe Room? Build Your Own Ultimate Secure Shelter [INFOGRAPHIC]
Safety is a significant issue for every homeowner and eliminating unsafe situations inside the home should be a top priority. Proper installation and usage of electrical and gas lines, carbon…