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Dallas Tornadoes: Do You Have a Disaster Plan?

By Bethany Erickson / December 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

I’ve got a confession to make: I’ve covered at least a dozen tornadoes in my career, and yet, as my family and I huddled in the small hallway in the center of our home Saturday night fearfully watching the weather on my iPad, I realized how woefully unprepared we were for a disaster. I mean, […]

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Is Dallas a Disaster Area? New Trulia Tool Helps Buyers Avoid Floods, Hurricanes, and Tornadoes, Oh My!

By Joanna England / August 27, 2013 / 0 Comments

I love what Trulia manages to do with a little data. This company is consistently making the best tools that break down statistical information, helping homebuyers decide which areas best suit their needs.

Their newest tool, the Natural Hazards heatmaps, are perfect for seismophobics, potamophobics, brontophobics, and pretty much any other weather-related phobia you can think of. With data from the USGS, FEMA, NOAA, and the Forest Service, Trulia has created color-coded models showing which areas pose the greatest risk for these natural disasters.

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