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11 tips for winterizing your home - & Tips & Info.

  Your home endures a lot during winter. Be ready to safely keep the cold outside and the warm inside and prevent winter disasters with these 11 tips. Clean your gutters. By winter you may have a huge collection of leaves and other debris. Clogged gutters can cause icicles and ice dams to form when freezing rain,… Read more »

Disaster One addresses concerns about Ebola - & Tips & Info.

The 2014 Ebola outbreak reminds us that it’s virtually impossible to predict when and where microbes will appear. Pathogenic microbes and viruses can grow, reproduce, and evolve to evade the immune system and the medicines developed to fight them. About Ebola Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe and often fatal illness in humans. In… Read more »

What to do before, during, and after a hurricane - & Tips & Info.

We love the warm days of summer, but it can definitely be a time of volatile weather. The Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1 each year and continues through November 30. In the US, all Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastal areas – and even several hundred miles inland – can be impacted by… Read more »

Don’t get burned this Halloween - & Tips & Info.

Halloween is meant to be fun – don’t let your evening be ruined by a fire that causes injury or property damage. With candles inside jack-o-lanterns, decorative torches lighting up sidewalks, and flammable decorations all around, the risk of fire can be high on this spooky night. As you plan your Halloween activities, keep these… Read more »

Fire Prevention Week 2013 - & Tips & Info.

Did you know that most home fires start in the kitchen? Unattended cooking causes millions of dollars in fire damage each year and can result in injuries, sometime even death. During Fire Prevention Week (October 6-12, 2013) the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is spreading the “Prevent Kitchen Fires” message and teaching people how to… Read more »

5 TIPS TO GET YOU READY FOR A HURRICANE - & Tips & Info.

Don’t get caught unprepared. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November each year. Residents of the U.S. east and gulf coasts typically see 10 named storms each season, with about 6 becoming hurricanes. Two to three of those become category 3 or greater, or major hurricanes. And we’ve all seen that hurricanes can… Read more »

Look for the Helpers - & Tips & Info.

Within hours after the horrific events at the 2013 Boston Marathon, one of our favorite quotes from Fred Rogers started making its way around social media. “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who… Read more »

Skunked! - & Tips & Info.

An employee’s dog had an unfortunate encounter with a skunk in the back yard recently. The poor pooch took the skunk’s full blast in his chest and face, leaving that unique fragrance in his fur and painful burning in his eyes. Then he ran through his owners’ home trying to escape the burn and odor… Read more »

5 things you should do before and after a fire - & Tips & Info.

October 7-13, 2012 is National Fire Prevention Week. In our previous post 16 fire prevention tips for home and work we shared ways to prevent a fire. Today we look at ways to be prepared in case the worst scenario happens. Take photos of all your stuff Angel Cook, owner of the Angel Cook Insurance Agency, offers this… Read more »