tornado
With almost 1,200 tornadoes in the U.S. in 2015, as reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), it’s important to know what to do if one is in…
Tornado Myths Debunked
Tornadoes can strike with little warning and transform a landscape within a matter of minutes. And while their damage can be deadly, so can the confusing myths about tornadoes that…
Post-Storm Checklist: Checking for Tornado Damage At Home
In recent years during tornado season, we’ve seen news reports of areas that have suffered devastating personal and material losses to tornadoes. In their most severe form, tornadoes can toss…
How to prepare for peak tornado season in Chicago
Tornado season begins anew every spring in Illinois, as do the reminders to homeowners to prepare against them. In 2012, Illinois saw eight tornado-related fatalities and 111 tornado-related injuries, due…
5 Things You Can Do To Prepare for a Houston Tornado
Spring storms can be dangerous and unpredictable. While some portions of the U.S. are more susceptible to violent and hazardous storms than other regions, residents everywhere need to be cautious,…
Chasing the Eye of the Storm with Technology
There’s something about a strong wind that can be kind of intriguing, and tornadoes add to the visual mystique. Movies like “The Wizard of Oz” and “Twister” played on our…
Disaster Tourism: A Side Effect of Catastrophes
Is disaster tourism a financial opportunity to help communities rebuild, or does it prevent communities from emotionally healing? This is just one of the tough questions being asked by Joplin,…
Keys to Weathering a Storm: Preparedness and Readiness
The nation saw first hand the devastating effects of natural disasters such as heat waves, tornadoes and hurricanes, which affected many parts of the U.S. this year. These tragic disasters…