Victims of Colorado flooding receiving help
The recent massive flooding in Colorado stretches across an area that’s nearly the size of Connecticut — 4,500 square miles and 17 counties, including the cities of Boulder, Estes Park, Longmont, Loveland,…
Reed Timmer’s Tips To Minimize Storm Damage At Home [part 2]
Most of the time, storms come and go leaving a damp, even soggy, landscape in their wake. But some storms seem to linger, and others leave their mark. Luckily, there…
Beware Post-Storm Fraud: 4 Tips for Hiring a Reputable Atlanta Contractor
June has been a wet and stormy month for Atlanta. The National Weather Service has recorded 9.43 inches of rain through June 25, which is more than 6 inches above…
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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…
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…
3 Steps to Prepare for Georgia’s Spring Storms
On a balmy March evening in 2008, disaster struck downtown Atlanta. Forecasters thought there was only about a two percent risk of a tornado in the area. But at 9:26pm,…
Lessons From The World’s First Indoor Hailstorm [VIDEO]
Who would take the time to fashion hailstones from a mix of tap water and seltzer water in a special laboratory, and then fire them at a variety of roofs,…
8 Storm Preparedness Tips for Your Small Business
When you’re running a bakery, an interior decorating practice, or a dry cleaners, a tornado, earthquake or hurricane may seem like the last of your worries. But all the hard…
Allstate National Catastrophe Team
On Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, millions of people were getting ready for Sandy—what meteorologists described as a “strikingly powerful” storm. But while many people were doing what they could to…
Blackout! How to Prepare for a Power Outage
Plan for the possibility of a power outage now, instead of scrambling for a flashlight when the lights go out. These are four categories to keep in mind when planning…