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How to Handle a Power Outage

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Brief electrical blackouts are typically not an issue, and with spring storms on the horizon, North Texas homeowners may start to experience them. But occasionally a severe storm or other disaster causes the power outage to last for an extended period of time. These are of greater concern, especially when it comes to determining the safety of food and water …

Preparing Your Home for Spring Storms

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness, Home Maintenance and Repair, Safety Tips

Spring brings plenty of showers and wildflowers to North Texas, but locals know to brace for more than just rain. In this part of the country, spring means storm season, and some of the most severe weather events we experience. Preparing your home for spring storms whether they be tornadoes, flash floods, or hail storms can protect your family and …

National Preparedness Month – Preparing for an Emergency

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Each September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors National Preparedness Month. This event reminds the public that disasters, both natural and man-made, can happen at any time both with and without warning. Heavy rain or flooding can not only cause water damage to your home, but can create a very dangerous situation for you and your family. In order …

How to Recover from a Natural Disaster

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness, Home Maintenance and Repair, Insurance Restoration

Recovering from a natural disaster can often be more difficult than living through it. Most disasters are quick, over in a few minutes, hours or days. But it can easily be weeks or months of work trying to put your life back together once it has passed. Regardless of which kind of disaster strikes, chances are that your home is …

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Winter Storm Emergency Preparedness

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Even in North Texas, a bad winter storm can come on without much warning and cause damage to your home, leaving you and your family in a difficult and potentially dangerous situation. By preparing for the worst, you will improve your chances of getting through dangerous weather conditions without a catastrophe. Here are some things you can do now to …

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Protecting Your Most Cherished Memories

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Family photos and videos are among our most treasured keepsakes. They remind us of all our favorite moments and act as a record of our lives. In today’s digital age, it’s easier than ever to protect your family photos and save them for years. Here are six steps you can take to make sure that nothing bad happens to your family photos. 1. Create …

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Fire Prevention Checklist

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness, Safety Tips

Fires happen more often than we think. In fact, it’s a leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Review this fire prevention checklist to make sure your family is prepared to escape safely from your home if the unthinkable occurs. Basic Fire Safety Tips Don’t try to put out a fire that’s larger than the size of a chair. Get yourself and …

Emergency Preparedeness: Pet Emergency Plans

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Pet emergency preparedness is necessary to protect your pets from the aftermath of disasters. Your response to disaster will depend on the type of disaster. Whether it is a storm, fire, flooding, earthquake, or any other disaster, you need a plan so that you can act decisively to save lives and property. A pet emergency plan will ensure that you consider …