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The Storm Crew

Stories by The Storm Crew

All You Need to Know About Solar Storms

Sep 17, 2012

Six million Canadians mysteriously found themselves without power for more than nine hours on March 13, 1989. The cause? A surprise storm from outer space. That’s right; a powerful geomagnetic storm disrupted Hydro Quebec’s electric power transmission grid. Effects from the space storm even melted transformers as far south as New Jersey. In our technology-dependent […]

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Regional Natural Disasters: Are You Prepared?

Aug 9, 2012

Taking a road trip from Illinois to San Francisco for our annual summer vacation was an adventure in many ways. When I first looked out the window of our hotel in the Mission District of San Francisco, I peered up at the Tuscany-beautiful hills and thought, “Those have be a hassle after the first snowstorm.” […]

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Busting Storm Safety Myths: The Truth Behind 4 Urban Legends

Jul 12, 2012

Batten down the hatches! Our Storm Crew is busting some of the most common storm safety myths and sharing weather safety tips. Growing up with a father who loved chasing storms, I experienced some seriously close encounters with Mother Nature. While I certainly learned to respect extreme weather and the value of preparation, I also […]

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3 Smart Ways to Check a Used Car for Water Damage

May 9, 2012

Buying a used car can be a stressful process—one that involves wading your way through a sea of lemons before finding that diamond in the rough. And once you discover a car that appears to be in good shape, figuring out its history can be a whole different story. As avid storm watchers, we know […]

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