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Tornado Devastation in NC - & Tips & Info.

Violent, deadly tornadoes and storms ripped through North Carolina on Saturday, April 16, 2011, leaving behind scenes of devastation hard to comprehend. Tornadoes touched down an estimated 62 times in what was the largest outbreak in state history. Disaster One is working feverishly to assist in the emergency repairs and restoration, and we urge you… Read more »

Please help with disaster relief in Japan - & Tips & Info.

Japan has been hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan as they deal with these disasters and the subsequent explosion and radiation leak at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. While details are still unfolding, we all can be a part of the response. Please consider… Read more »

Severe Weather Awareness - & Tips & Info.

This has been Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina (February 27 – March 5). What in the world is severe weather anyway? The National Weather Service gives specific definitions for lots of conditions that constitute severe weather, such as thunderstorms and tornados: Severe Thunderstorm: A thunderstorm that produces a tornado, winds of at least… Read more »

Should You Insure Art? - & Tips & Info.

According to the I.I.I (Insurance Information Institute), regardless of whether you are purchasing your first piece of art or adding to an existing collection, proper insurance is essential in order to financially protect your investment in the event it is lost, stolen or damaged. If you have a current collection it is important to get… Read more »

Decoding Winter Weather Terms - & Tips & Info.

Ever wonder what the winter weather terms really mean, how they decide what to issue and what exactly they are telling you to expect in terms of weather. Check out our winter weather cheat sheet to help you make informed decisions. Winter Storm Watch – this means possible hazardous conditions due to snow, sleet, ice… Read more »

Power Outage Emergency Kit: What to Include - & Tips & Info.

The Southeast is getting hammered with with snow, freezing rains and high winds. Some areas may experience a power outage. It is always a good idea to maintain an Emergency Outage Kit that can be easily located in the event of an outage (think in the dark). Items to include: flashlight battery powered radio batteries… Read more »

Renters Insurance - & Tips & Info.

Renters insurance is important for anyone renting or subletting a home or apartment. Did you know that property owners are required to hold homeowners coverage, however that coverage only protects the structure of the house and not the renters personal property inside the home? If there was a fire and all items inside were destroyed… Read more »

Hoarders and Pack Out Inventory - & Tips & Info.

The New Year is a time to turn over a new leaf and make resolutions. How many of us made a resolution to de-clutter our lives? We are inundated with shows about hoarders and pack-rats on TV. Watching those shows makes me want to jump up and clean out my closets. However, for some it… Read more »

Ice Dams: Simple Prevention Tips - & Tips & Info.

An ice dam is an accumulation of ice at the lower edge of a sloped roof, usually at the gutter. When interior heat melts the snow on the roof, the water will run down and refreeze at the roof’s edge (where temperatures) are much cooler. Over time, the ice builds up and blocks water from… Read more »

When Cold Weather Hits - & Tips & Info.

In the event of a water damage, call Disaster One’s certified water restoration team. Disaster One will quickly respond (24/7) to your home or business and begin Restoring Your Future. When the cold weather hits, you can take a few precautions to avoid frozen pipes and water damages. A trickle of hot and cold water… Read more »