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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Creating an Emergency Evacuation Plan

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Creating an emergency evacuation plan ensures that you and your family will be ready in the event that disaster strikes. Household evacuations are more common than most people realize. Each year hundreds of people are forced to leave their homes rapidly because of disasters, such as: Floods Fires Hurricanes Earthquakes Industrial accidents The more that you can do to prepare …

Power Outage Party Tips: What To Do When the Power Goes Out

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Disaster never strikes when it’s convenient. It’s one thing if the lights go out when you’re home alone or with your family, but what if the lights go out when you have guests? If you’ve been planning a get together for months, it may not be possible to reschedule when the power goes out– especially if some guests are coming from out of …

Winter Storm Emergency Checklist

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Winter weather can affect everything, from how you go about your normal daily routine to structural or plumbing damage in your home. With winter in full force, it’s a good time to review what you should keep on hand in case of a severe winter storm. If you get snowed in or lose power, you will need at least several …

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 …