emergency preparedness

Disasters Happen: Tips for Texans This National Preparedness Month

By Shelby Skrhak / September 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

We hate to sound all public service announcement-y, but now that this year’s hurricane season is off to an active start, FEMA wants to remind you during September’s National Preparedness Month that “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” How do you prepare for any multitude of disasters? FEMA and ready.gov offers these four steps to disaster […]

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From the Archives: 9 Ways to Make Your House Happier

By Leah Shafer / December 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

With the fresh start of January, take the next two weekends to make the rest of the year run more smoothly. These nine tips will save you time, energy, and money, and make you feel better about where you hang your hat every night. 1. MAKE BETTER USE OF YOUR CLOSETS While this is not […]

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Are You Prepared For Extreme Weather? Here Are 6 Important Tips For Sheltering in Place

By Joanna England / June 16, 2015 / 3 Comments

  I grew up north of Houston in a town that straddled Interstate 45 – the preferred thoroughfare for hurricane evacuation from the Bayou City — just a few hundred feet from the San Jacinto River. From an early age, my brother and sisters learned that, while the high winds from a hurricane can pose […]

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9 Ways to Make Your House Happier in 2015

By Leah Shafer / January 14, 2015 / 2 Comments

With the fresh start of January, take the next two weekends to make the rest of the year run more smoothly. These nine tips will save you time, energy, and money, and make you feel better about where you hang your hat every night. 1. MAKE BETTER USE OF YOUR CLOSETS While this is not […]

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