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Disaster Proofing Your Home

Posted by Elise on March 31, 2014

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The federal government declared 86 major natural disasters in the first nine months of 2011, more than in any full year in the past. Ten of those disasters topped $1 billion in damage, and at least three—Hurricane Irene along the Atlantic coast up to Vermont…the Virginia-based earthquake…and wildfires as far north as Minnesota—remind us that disasters can strike homes that are not built to withstand them. There’s no way to make a house completely disaster-proof, but there are home-improvement projects that can significantly limit damage and/or improve the odds that a home will survive. Not all of these projects make financial sense for every home owner, but many provide considerable protection at a reasonable price.

Helpful: Insurers sometimes offer discounts to home owners who invest in home-protection upgrades. Read the rest of this entry »


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National Flood Safety Awareness Week

Posted by Elise on March 9, 2012

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March 12 – 16, 2012

Flooding is a coast to coast threat to the United States and its territories in all months of the year. The week of make you aware of some of the ways floods can happen, the dangers associated with floods, and what you can do to prepare before hand and how to life and property.

Please see posts on this site under  “flood”.  You can visit the following sites for more information.

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Posted by Elise on November 21, 2009

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Watches and Warnings

What to do

 When a flood WATCH is issued

  • Move valuable household possessions to the upper floors of your home.
  • Fill your car’s gas tank in the event an evacuation order is issued.

When a flood WARNING is issued

  • Tune in for information and advice to local radio and TV stations.
  • When told to evacuate, do so as quickly as possible.

When a flash flood WATCH is issued

  • Watch for signs of flash flooding and be ready to evacuate on a moment’s notice.

When a flash flood WARNING is issued

  • If you believe flash flooding has begun, evacuate immediately as you may have only seconds to escape.
  • Move to higher ground and away from rivers, streams, creeks and storm drains.
  • Do not drive around barricades. These are placed to keep you out of harm’s way.
  • If your car stalls in rapidly rising waters, abandon it immediately and climb to higher ground.
 California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES)

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