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Tornado Prep

Monday April 14th, 2014

Are you Tornado Ready? The United States is the world capital of tornadoes because of our unique geography. On average, about 60 Americans are killed by tornadoes each year. Spring is the peak time for twisters, although they can happen during any season or at any time of day. Night time storms are especially dangerous, [...]

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Is Your Family Spring Weather Ready?

Sunday April 06th, 2014

Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are on the way. Spring is a time for blooming flowers and warming beautiful days. Unfortunately, changes in weather can sometimes be drastic and dangerous. April and May are the worst months for tornadoes in the US. While many places in America are susceptible to spring storms, conditions are especially dangerous [...]

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Lightning Strikes during spring thunderstorm

Spring Cleaning for Emergency Preparedness

Tuesday April 01st, 2014

Is your home ready for the spring storm season? March 20th is the official beginning of spring and for most American households that means one thing: spring cleaning! It’s the perfect time of year for decluttering and tidying up, but it’s also a great chance to make sure your family is prepared for inclement weather [...]

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Tsunami Survival 101

Monday March 24th, 2014

What would you do if disaster struck? Tsunamis (pronounced soo-na-mees) are sometimes referred to as tidal waves, although they are actually caused by offshore earthquakes and not by the tide. Whatever you call them, tsunamis are deadly dangerous. They can send a wall of water 100 feet high crashing into people and communities near the [...]

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Maryland National Guard Soldiers from units across the state worked around the clock to provide critical support to civilian law enforcement and firefighting agencies in Salisbury, Md. during Hurricane Irene. National Guard, Hurricane Irene, Floods, Emergency Response

Flood Safety and You: Do you know what to do during a flood?

Tuesday March 18th, 2014

Spring is just around the corner …and that means heavy rains for many parts of the United States. Flash floods affect every state in the union and claim an average of 99 American lives per year. Staying safe during a flood isn’t rocket science, but these tips can keep you and your family safe and [...]

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March Is American Red Cross Month

Sunday March 09th, 2014

For 133 years, the American Red Cross has helped individuals and families prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Each spring since 1942, starting with Franklin Roosevelt, the U.S. President acknowledges the American Red Cross and encourages volunteerism by issuing a proclamation that declares March as Red Cross Month. Many people think ‘blood donation’ when [...]

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Have an Emergency Plan

Monday March 03rd, 2014

Know What to Do in Case of an Emergency It is important to make sure that the entire family is prepared and informed in the event of a disaster or emergency. You may not always be together when these events happen and should have plans for making sure you are able to contact and find [...]

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Know Your Presidents' Day

Know Your Presidents’ Day

Sunday February 16th, 2014

Presidents’ Day was originally established in 1885 to recognize President George Washington’s birthday. It is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government, but the holiday became known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act. Today, Presidents’ Day is viewed as a joint celebration of both [...]

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The Essentials of an Emergency Road Kit

The Essentials of an Emergency Road Kit

Friday January 31st, 2014

Even the smartest and safest drivers get into accidents. That’s why it’s crucial to be prepared for the possibility of any kind of collision or accident that could leave you and your passengers stranded on the side of a cold and possibly dangerous road. The first step is to set aside an easily accessible duffel [...]

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Safe Winter Driving Checklist

Safe Winter Driving Checklist

Thursday January 30th, 2014

Of the 6.3 million auto accidents that occur on U.S. roads every year, 24 percent are caused by adverse weather conditions like rain, sleet, snow and fog. A combination of proper equipment and driving techniques can minimize the likelihood of severe injuries as a result of crashes. The Safe Winter Driving Checklist There are several techniques [...]

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