Storm Preparation and Preparedness

It’s never too early to prepare your family and your home for storms. Plan your severe weather readiness with these helpful tips, projects and product recommendations.

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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."

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    How to Use and When to Replace Roof Tarps

    Roof tarps are only temporary solutions, so make sure you install them properly and don't leave them on past their...


    7 Best Severe Weather Warning Apps

    When you need real-time storm and severe weather alerts, these are the seven best severe weather warning apps to have...


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    What to Know About Winter Storms

    Lake effect? Storm squall? Knowing the difference between types of winter storms will help you stay safe this winter.


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    The Comprehensive Winter Storm Prep Checklist

    Prepare for winter storms before you're snowed in. Here's what you need to do.

    Severe Weather: How to Prepare for a Hurricane

    When watches, warnings or evacuation orders are issued, you need to know what to do. Review this checklist and stay...


    3 Best Ways to Protect Your Devices During Severe Weather

    Don't let a nearby lightning strike destroy all of the high-tech gear in your home.

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    Here’s Why Light Snow Is Just as Dangerous as a Snowstorm

    Don’t think that heading out when there’s a light dusting on the ground is harmless.


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    13 Things You Need in Your Winter Car Survival Kit

    Don't get stranded out in the cold – make your own winter car survival kit.


    The Strange Item Walmart Stocks Up On Before Storms

    While your local Walmart is sure to have bottled water and other important items on hand before bad weather occurs,...


    14 Products to Help You Survive the Storm

    Storms are a fact of life. But part of the DIY life is being ready for household emergencies, small or...

    Never Make These Mistakes at Home During Severe Weather

    When severe weather strikes, don't make these dangerous mistakes. Our expert tips will keep you safe at home when you...


    Top 10 Emergency Water Storage Containers

    Water storage is an essential part of any survival guide. These varying types and sizes of water storage containers are...


    21 Tips to Prepare Your Home for a Natural Disaster

    Know what to do to when severe weather strikes


    How to Build a Storm Shelter

    Build a super safe storm shelter right inside your own home.


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    How to Stay Safe During Hurricane Season

    Eight tips to protect your family and home during hurricane season

    81 Severe Weather Survival Tips Every Homeowner Must Know

    When severe weather strikes, there’s no time to think. That’s why you need to prepare for the worst NOW, before...


    11 Tips Sure to Help You Survive a Tornado

    Prepare your home and family for severe weather season with these tips for staying safe during a tornado.


    Survive a Tornado | How to Choose a Safe Room

    Safe rooms are designed to stay anchored to the ground during a tornado. But maybe more importantly, a safe room...


    10 Things to Know About Winter Power Outages

    Between the wind, heavy snow and ice, power outages are common during the winter months. Winter power outages cause several...


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    12 Things to Prepare for a Winter Storm

    Are you expecting some bad winter weather in the coming weeks? Have you been hit by surprise storms in the...


    Protect Your Home and Family: Severe Weather Guide

    It's never too early to prepare your family and your home for hurricanes, severe weather or natural disasters. Use this...


    Make Your Own Storm Kits

    Every family should have a Storm Readiness Kit. Here are suggestions for how to make three kits: basic, upgraded and...


    Storm Survival Guide

    Protect your family when the wind starts blowing, the waters start rising, and your house goes dark.

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    Prepare Your Home for a Storm Master Checklist

    It's never too early to prepare your family and your home for severe weather. Plan your storm readiness improvement projects...


    Storm Guide: How to Strengthen Doors

    In high winds, doors are a weak point, especially their frames and hardware. Here’s how to reinforce them.


    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...


    Build a Storm Shelter

    Do you live in an area prone to tornadoes or hurricanes?


    Four Tips to Prepare for the Next Ice Storm

    Things to do before the weather hits.


    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?