Practical preparedness list

September is National Preparedness Month. Often when talking about preparation, prepping, thoughts turn to be ready for a disaster of some kind. There are other ways that you can, and probably should, get ready. Back to school. September is the traditional return to school month, although many schools start in August Read More ….

Are you ready? 10 easy steps to get ready

A recent tv series about people who prepare for disaster soon became the source of comedy for office water coolers and late-night television. It’s all too easy to dismiss the idea of preparing when it seems like a joke. Really we all prepare for something: work, vacation, a new baby. Read More ….

It’s spring. It’s tornado season.

“At least we don’t have earthquake seasons.” My response when someone next to me said, “I couldn’t live in earthquake areas.” I was referring to tornado seasons during the spring each year in the Midwest. Tornado seasons a three-month period in which tornadoes are more likely to occur. The season Read More ….

Flood Awareness: Is your family ready?

Families were ready for the Memorial Day 2015. The National Weather Service had predicted rain and thunderstorms for the weekend. Saturday morning opened up with sunshine and few clouds. Twenty-four hours later, the rivers were 30 feet over flood stage, homes floating away, and dozens of people lost. It’s easy Read More ….