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 – tornadoes, flash floods, hail storms – are also the most difficult to predict. From March through June, people and property are …

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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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How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Don’t wait until an emergency happens to learn how to use a fire extinguisher. The window of opportunity to knock down a small fire before it becomes a big one is short—a small house fire can grow twice as large in just one minute. The typical home fire extinguisher contains ingredients sufficient to last only about 10 seconds once you …

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What to Do Before, During, and After an Earthquake

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Earthquakes are a threat to every state in the United States; in fact, the risk of an earthquake occurring is “moderate to severe” in almost all 50 states. The danger with an earthquake is that it strikes quickly and without warning, leaving unexpected damage in its wake. With no way to know this natural disaster is coming, there is little …

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 …

Emergency Preparedness: How To Prepare your Children

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Happiness, security, and bonding are what most parents want for their children. But empowering them with knowledge of emergency preparedness is also especially important. Parents talk and teach their children about so many things in life. Having a plan in place for an emergency is not only smart, but allows your children to build their self-esteem as they learn and are …

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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 …

Emergency Preparedness 1-2-3

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness is a big deal for families. In some cases, it’s just a matter of knowing who to call first. If you have smoke or water damage in your home, it can be overwhelming. Having some basic emergency preparedness information can help make an overwhelming situation easier and less overwhelming. 

Creating Your Storm Survival Kit

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Imagine there is a tornado, thunderstorm, or hailstorm. Your power goes out, or there is  flooding or large hail, and that can all do damage to your house. In an emergency situation, you will not always have time to grab what you need to take. That is precisely why it is always a good idea to have an emergency survival …