Notorious November Hurricanes

November is not known to produce a high number of hurricane activity, even though it is technically the last month of the Hurricane season. By November, the warm ocean waters have begun to cool at the same time the winds change in the Northern Hemisphere, making the conditions less favorable for tropical development. But youContinue reading “Notorious November Hurricanes”

Don’t Forget Your Pets!

Just like other members of the family, pets need to be part of your disaster plan. If you must evacuate, do you know if pets are allowed where you’re planning to stay? If you’re staying home, what will your pet need if your family must survive with basic necessities after the storm? If you evacuateContinue reading “Don’t Forget Your Pets!”

Home Hacks to Withstand the Worst

From hurricanes to tornadoes, to an underestimated amount of rain, sever weather can seriously damage your home. According to the Insurance Information Institute, Superstorm Sandy caused $18.75 billion in insured property losses, and that’s excluding flood insurance claims covered by the US government. In the last five years floods have affected all 50 states. AroundContinue reading “Home Hacks to Withstand the Worst”

What to Know About Flood Damage

Flooding is a serious threat. Flood damage can lead to severe damage to property and human life. Houses, cars, commercial establishments, basements are all potential candidates for flood damage. Flooding has an unpredictable nature, reason for more concern if you live in a high risk area. Flooding usually has natural causes. This is common forContinue reading “What to Know About Flood Damage”

A Flood Can Affect Your Health

While a flood event can be dangerous and destructive, the moisture left behind can be harmful , as well. For this reason, it’s important to contact a water restoration company right away if you need emergency extraction. The water is not only harmful for your house, but for your own health. Bacterical Infections When waterContinue reading “A Flood Can Affect Your Health”

Protecting Your Home Against A Hurricane

Anytime a hurricane approaches the coast you’re likely to see scenes of people wasting their time and energy “preparing” for the storm. In fact, you might have seen these images so often that you think the folks shown are doing the correct thing. If a hurricane is approaching, forget about: Rushing to a building supplyContinue reading “Protecting Your Home Against A Hurricane”

Protect Yourself from Storm Repair Scams

We are two months into the six month hurricane season and – knock on wood – we’ve had uneventful storms, despite the recent passing of the sixth named storm. That being said, September tends to be the busiest and most dangerous month for hurricane season, so we can’t let down our guards. Forecasters have raisedContinue reading “Protect Yourself from Storm Repair Scams”

The Dangers Of Lightning

What is lightning? Lightning is the flash of light produced by a discharge of atmospheric electricity that occurs within clouds, between clouds or between clouds and the ground. The spark can reach over five miles (eight km) in length, raise the temperature of the air by as much as 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit (27,200 degrees C),Continue reading “The Dangers Of Lightning”

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