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What is Heat Lightning … and Is It Dangerous?

Ever seen flashes in the sky on a hot day you can't quite explain? You might be witnessing what some people call "heat lightning."

How To Stay Safe During a Flash Flood

Flash floods are dangerous and can hit out of nowhere. Are you prepared for a flash flood?


Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.


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7 Ways Snow and Ice Can Damage Your Home

Here are seven common winter headaches faced by homeowners in snowy climates, as well as expert opinions on how to...


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What to Know About Snow Melt and Deicing Systems

Use heat to combat snow and ice on your driveway and walkways.

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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


Severe Weather Guide: How to tie big items down

You've probably seen the photos of plastic drinking straws driven into telephone poles during a hurricane. If high winds can...