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To Prepare Your Home For A Hurricane

Fortunately, hurricanes move slowly and you should have plenty of time to get your home prepared for what the hurricane may bring. The key is to begin preparations for your home long before the storms start. Once the hurricane is on the way, you don’t have as much time, and the supplies you will need to get your home ready will be slim pickings.

Windows and Doors

During a hurricane, the most vulnerable parts of your home are the doors and windows. The wind and rain should not be as much of a problem for windows and doors, but the things that can be blown onto your windows and doors during a hurricane are the problem. The branch of a tree or a patio chair can crash right through a window or break a door down. Once that happens, the wind and rain can get inside the house and cause the roof to push up and the home to be flooded.


The most popular way to secure your windows and doors is by using marine plywood. They may be against building codes, but as a temporary fix it should work. After purchasing the plywood, cut the panels the same sizes as the window and door openings and fit them in by screwing in screws about every 20 inches apart. Don’t use old plywood from years ago because it can be warped from storage. If a board is warped, the wind can easily get behind it and rip the w (Read More....)

World Wide Weather Changes- It Is Time To Start An Emergency Pantry

It seems as though the last few years, we have experienced extreme weather in the winter season.  In 2010, living in Virginia, we experienced a massive winter storm that crippled the city.  This last year all over the United States we have all experienced more snow, than most normal winter seasons.  Being a Canadian, there seemed to be an extended period of warm winters, but they are now experiencing the colder winters that were seen 20 years ago.  This year they experienced some winters with -40c winters, which is very very cold.  Since the early 1990s there has been a radical shift in the regional and global climate in just a few decades.   Now is the time to prepare for disaster.  Do you have a garden, or some emergency food stored up?  Storing up dry food will insure you have something to work with seasonal changes happen, or a natural disaster hits.  Take a look at the record snow that hit Lead, South Dakota , on January 4, 2011

[caption id="attachment_373" align="aligncenter" width="449" caption="Disaster and Emergency Preparation & Emergency Food Supplies- Lead, South Dakota , on January 4, 2011"](Read More....)