young woman sitting on couch in apartment
You just moved into your very first apartment, and now you’re officially on your own. You may have put a lot of thought into decorating and making your new place…
generator outside home
Whether you need to power a few major appliances in your home during an occasional blackout or want the convenience of a standby or whole-house generator, home improvement specialists The Handyguys share tips on what…
traffic sign saying el nino ahead
Though weather forecasting can never be completely certain, the El Niño weather phenomenon—currently predicted for the winter of 2015-2016—tends to shape weather patterns in particular ways. What, then, are meteorologists predicting…
Be Prepared: How to Charge Your Phone or Laptop When the Power is Out
Whether it’s an electrical issue or inclement weather, a power outage can leave you feeling helpless. September is National Preparedness Month, and Ready.gov is encouraging people to always be ready…
prevention zone
One thing is certain about life: It’s full of uncertainties. No matter where you live, there are steps you can take to be prepared for the unexpected. Below are some…
generator maintenance
As a homeowner, you may keep a portable electric generator on hand to help power one or more critical items in your home during a power outage. But, do you…
Day 14: Decode the Weather
20 Days to Ready is a series of simple, daily tasks to help you better prepare for emergencies and protect your family when disaster strikes. Follow along, day by day,…
Day 4: Utility Shutoffs
20 Days to Ready is a series of simple, daily tasks to help you better prepare for emergencies and protect your family when disaster strikes. Follow along, day by day,…
Day 1: Back Up Your Docs
20 Days to Ready is a series of simple, daily tasks to help you better prepare for emergencies and protect your family when disaster strikes. Follow along, day by day,…
spot hail damage
Depending on where you live, hail can be either a sporadic, mildly irritating event or a potentially devastating, destructive threat. According to the National Weather Service, hailstones fall to earth…