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Lions, Leopards, and Storms, Oh My!

A book for children. Lily and Niko Rabbit are at childcare when the weather changes and a thunderstorm strikes. One of the children’s parents is a meteorologist and he talks with the children about thunderstorms. They learn about severe weather events like thunderstorms … Read More…

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Flood Safety: After a Flood

When flood waters recede, the damage left behind can be devastating and present many dangers. Images of flood destruction depict destroyed homes and buildings, damaged possessions, and decimated roadways. However, what you can’t see can be just as dangerous. Floodwaters often become contaminated … Read More…

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Flood Safety: During a Flood

During a flood, water levels and the rate the water is flowing can quickly change. Remain aware and monitor local radio and television outlets. Avoid flood waters at all costs and evacuate immediately when water starts to rise. Don’t wait until it’s too … Read More…

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Flood Safety: Before a Flood

Sometimes floods develop slowly and forecasters can anticipate where a flood will happen days or weeks before it occurs. Oftentimes flash floods can occur within minutes and sometimes without any sign of rain. Being prepared can save your life and give you peace … Read More…

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Generator Safety

Portable back-up generators produce the poison gas carbon monoxide (CO). ?CO is an odorless, colorless gas that kills without warning. ?It claims the lives of hundreds of people every year and makes thousands more ill. ?Follow these steps to keep your family safe. … Read More…

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Hurricane Preparedness | During a Hurricane

This article highlights FEMA recommendations for hurricane preparedness during a landfalling hurricane.  Click links for actions “Before a Hurricane” or “After a Hurricane” During a Hurricane: Listen to the radio or TV for information. Secure your home, close storm shutters and secure outdoor … Read More…

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Flood Safety

Flood safety isn’t just about preparing before a flood hits, it’s about knowing what to do during and after.  This article will help you prepare for before, during, and after a flood event. Before a Flood Know Your Risk: Is your home, business or … Read More…

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Severe Weather Preparedness

Tornadoes, floods, thunderstorm winds, hail, lightning, heat, wildfires, rip currents and tsunamis – spring is three months of danger that can imperil the unprepared. It roars in like a lion and continues to roar across the United States throughout March, April and May. … Read More…

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How Prepared are You for Winter Storms?

  Blizzards, ice storms, Nor’easters and freezing  cold – winter can be a killer.  The season can have a huge impact on travel, schools, businesses and health.  Just look at what happen to Buffalo recently, where people were trapped at home and in … Read More…

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