storm preparation and preparedness

it’s never too early to prepare your family and your home for storms. plan your severe weather readiness with these helpful tips, projects and product recommendations.

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is your house in a flood zone?

do you know if your house or the one you're going to buy is in a flood zone? here's what to know if it is.

best weather apps on your phone

weather apps are helpful, but they can be overwhelming. which one should you choose? we walk you through the most...

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brighten up any project with 2022年世界杯中国小组赛积分 approved nebo omni 2k work light

looking for an addition to your toolbox that shines? try the compact, bright and long-lasting nebo omni 2k work light.

what is an urban firestorm?

wildfires crossing into urban settings can take homeowners by surprise. here's how to know if you're at risk, and how...

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family handyman approved: snow joe cordless snow blower

clearing the driveway is a chore, but it’s one you'll actually look forward to with...

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7 things to do at your cabin to prevent wildfires

from cleaning yard debris to putting out camp fires, here's a list of things to do at your vacation cabin...

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8 signs you should get a roof inspection

here are some of the warning signs it might be time to take a closer look at the roof over...

what is heat lightning … and is it dangerous?

ever seen flashes in the sky on a hot day you can't quite explain? you might be witnessing what some...

how to stay safe during a flash flood

flash floods are dangerous and can hit out of nowhere. are you prepared for a flash flood?

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how to install and when to replace roof tarps

roof tarps are only temporary solutions, so make sure you install them properly and don't leave them on past their...

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what to know about frozen pipes

don't let frozen water pipes cause a flood. here's what to know about frozen pipes, including how to prevent them...

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how to keep cell phones charged during a power outage

your cell phone is an essential tool during an emergency. here are some helpful tips to keep it charged during...

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how to install a storm door

these quick-and-easy storm doors are as quick and easy as they claim!

parts of your home prone to the most winter weather damage

knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.

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7 ways snow and ice can damage your home

here are seven common winter headaches faced by homeowners in snowy climates, as well as expert opinions on how to...

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what to know about snow melt and deicing systems

use heat to combat snow and ice on your driveway and walkways.

7 best severe weather warning apps

when you need real-time storm and severe weather alerts, these are the seven best severe weather warning apps to have...

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what to know about winter storms

lake effect? storm squall? knowing the difference between types of winter storms will help you stay safe this winter.

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the comprehensive winter storm prep checklist

prepare for winter storms before you're snowed in. here's what you need to do.

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7 best storm doors to protect your home

storm doors protect your exterior door from the elements while adding light, ventilation and insulation. here are seven of the...

severe weather: how to prepare for a hurricane

when watches, warnings or evacuation orders are issued, you need to know what to do. review this checklist and stay...

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your guide to winterizing everything

from cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. here's how to winterize everything around your home.

3 best ways to protect your devices during a storm

don't let a nearby lightning strike destroy all of the high-tech gear in your home.

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here’s why light snow is just as dangerous as a snowstorm

don’t think that heading out when there’s a light dusting on the ground is harmless.

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13 things you need in your winter car survival kit

don't get stranded out in the cold – make your own winter car survival kit.

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what to do after hail damages your roof

don't get ripped off when storm chasers blow into town to repair roofs and broken windows. here's what you need...

the strange item walmart stocks up on before storms

while your local walmart is sure to have bottled water and other important items on hand before bad weather occurs,...

never make these mistakes at home during severe weather

when severe weather strikes, don't make these dangerous mistakes. our expert tips will keep you safe at home when you...

top 10 emergency water storage containers

water storage is an essential part of any survival guide. these varying types and sizes of water storage containers are...

21 tips to prepare your home for a natural disaster

know what to do to when severe weather strikes