Understanding Winter Storm Warnings, Watches and Advisories

As 2018 began, parts of the Sunshine State became covered in a cold substance that the state’s residents hardly ever see and certainly aren’t prepared for: snow. Freezing rain and sleet also fell across northern Florida on January 3, plunging thousands of customers into chilly darkness due to power outages.… Read more »

We Seldom Think About a Wildfire Until It Happens

Given fuel, oxygen and a heat source, wildfires can rapidly grow into enormous, hungry beasts with terrifying power and seemingly vicious intent. Large wildfires concoct private weather systems, roaring with self-propelled 120 mile-per-hour winds that fan flames further. Their scorching temperatures preheat fuel in their paths, aiding their reach and… Read more »

Fast and Furious Tornadoes – Best Steps Now and Then

Most of the world’s tornadoes rampage across the central United States in what’s known as Tornado Alley, stretching from west Texas to North Dakota. In an average year, more than 200 tornadoes touch down across this unique flat topography that violently introduces cool dry air from Canada to warm moist… Read more »

How North Carolina Suffered but Survived During Florence

Hurricane Florence struck North Carolina as a deceptively destructive category one storm on September 14, 2018. Crashing ashore near coastal Wilmington, the tempest lingered across the state for days. Towns submerged beneath high storm surges and epic rainfall measured not just by the inch or foot, but by the yard.… Read more »

Time to Update Your Company’s Emergency Preparedness Plan

Emergencies can happen anytime, any place. If there is a fire, a safety incident, or another emergency at your company, what happens next? Emergencies are always stressful, so an educated team that is prepared for next steps can make the entire experience safer and prevent the risk of property damage… Read more »

Water Damage? In a Day or Two Mold Can Take Hold

A drip here. A drip there. That water can add up and do more damage than you might think. Not only does this lead to the hassle of getting it cleaned up, repairing any other damage and replacing any home items impacted, but it can get worse. In a day… Read more »

How to Update Your Family Emergency Plan

If a house fire or natural disaster happened tomorrow, would you and your family know what steps to take? Do you have a plan for how to act? If so, when was the last time you updated your plan? One of the best things you can do for your family… Read more »