You might have just passed hurricane season, or you might be reading this now in preparation for hurricane season, either way, you are probably wondering what can you do to protect your home from possible storm damage? There are a few simple things that you could do now which might minimize the storm’s impact on your home. If you aren’t too sure about what storm protection you should get, then you might as well keep reading. You might have missed out on a simple thing and might regret it later. No matter where you live though, if you know … [Read more...] about How to Make Sure That Your House is Protected Against a Hurricane
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With summer just around the corner, most people’s minds are focused on booking time off work, planning a family vacation, and generally having fun in the sun. The warmer months of the year can be a magical time, but they’re far from perfect. In fact, some years, they see the worst weather you can imagine. Heavy rains, strong winds, and worse can all wreak havoc on your house. With that in mind, here are six ways to prepare your home for a summer storm. Clear Out The Gutters When the rain starts pouring down, you need your guttering to … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Prepare Your Home for a Summer Storm
This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. For more information about FTC disclosure requirements, please see here. Wow, just - wow. Can you believe that it's June 1 already? Where has the year gone flying off to? Can you believe that in just 207 days we will be celebrating Christmas again and getting ready to welcome in another new year? I haven't gotten accustomed to this one yet! If you get paid bi-weekly - do you realize you will only receive 16 more paychecks … [Read more...] about Friday Finds #11
Given the sudden onslaught of nor'easter storms that have hit the east coast, we thought we should do a refresh to help remind you of a few key storm preparation tips to keep in mind, so you are prepared no matter what Mother Nature decides to throw at you. It’s always good to be prepared, no matter the situation. Generally speaking, your home will already be prepared for the variety of weather that you will experience in your local area. For instance, if you live in a very dry and hot location, your house will likely have been constructed … [Read more...] about Storm Preparation Every Family Needs to Take
It is that time of year when residents of states in Tornado Alley begin to inspect their homes and protect themselves. When tornado season ends, the preparation begins for those in hurricane-prone areas; the hurricane season will last through to the beginning of winter. The areas of the country that are most prone to storm events may seem unattractive places to live. Who would want to put down roots in a community that may be destroyed by something as fundamental as the weather? Is it ever worth the risk? If you have found yourself … [Read more...] about The Pros & Cons Of Living In A Storm-Prone Area
Natural disasters can be extremely devastating for everyone affected, and in many cases, property is severely damaged, and there is a lot of clean up to be done of fallen debris and trees. This is particularly common in a tornado or hurricane. It can be terrifying for both yourself and young children, so it is extremely important to be prepared. Even though there is little that can be done to protect your home from the oncoming storm, you can ensure you have all things needed for each potential outcome of the storm. Stay Informed If … [Read more...] about Keeping You And Your Home Safe In A Tornado Or Hurricane
Power outages usually mean it’s time to break out the candles, put away the phones and play some board games while you save all the ice cream in the freezer from melting (heroic and necessary). But are you ready if the power goes out for more than few hours? More than a few days? The average American experiences a power outage once a year for about two hours. However, as recent events have shown all too vividly, disasters can dramatically change the game. No matter what kinds of storms your area is prone to – Nor’easters, snow storms, ice … [Read more...] about Is Your Family Prepared for a Disaster?