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Disasters

  • Types of Winter Storms and How to Prepare for Them

    If cold weather isn’t a rare occasion in the region where you live, you are likely to have witnessed heavy snowfall. While it can look beautiful, some types of winter storms impose risks you should be aware of.  Read ahead to find out what winter storms are, why they can be dangerous, and how to ... View Post
  • Landslides Can Happen Because of Wildfires - Truth or Myth?

    Landslides are exactly what they sound like: land, debris, or pieces of earth sliding down a slope from a higher point. The term landslide refers to mudslides, mudflows, debris flows, avalanches, and rock slides. The occurrence can happen quickly or slowly, lasting from a few seconds to longer p... View Post
  • Your Guide to Stress Survival Skills

    Stress is a major culprit in almost every chronic disease. One may have diabetes, but were emotional eating and the compounding effects of daily stress root causes? Stress can absolutely lead to fatalities and yet rarely do we learn how to manage it in childhood. In fact, a panel of medical expe... View Post
  • Flood Preparedness Checklist: Best Practices of Being Emergency-Ready

    Floods are the most frequent natural disaster in the United States, occurring in every state. However, the causes and severity of floods vary. Some can cause severe damage, while others can be minor. Nevertheless, it's important to assess your area's flood risk, prepare, and know what to do when... View Post
  • How to Get Earthquake-Ready: Prepare Your Home For An Earthquake

    Earthquakes happen unexpectedly and can occur in any part of the US. These natural hazard events create ground shaking and can cause objects to fall and break, damaging your home and injuring the people inside.  States in the western part of the US, near the divide of the North American and Paci... View Post
  • Preparing for a Wildfire: Pre-Evacuation Plan

    With the summer heat and dryness comes the wildfire season. Wildfires are breaking out across the US and countries around the world. If you’re in an area that is anticipating a wildfire, get prepared early using a pre-evacuation plan.  Please note that once your area issues an evacuation order, ... View Post

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