Albany holds severe weather preparedness fair – WALB

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A fair in Albany this weekend taught people how to protect themselves and their families if flooding or severe weather occurs. The Albany and Dougherty County Flood and Severe Weather Preparedness Fair featured indoor exhibits at the Thronateeska Science Museum. Organizers say many people who live in Albany today might not [...]

 

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Three unexpected areas where you can improve home safety

(BPT) – Making home a safe, secure environment is a priority for any parent. It’s why we have smoke alarms and deadbolts, secure screens on second-floor windows and set the temperature of our hot water heaters to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. But what about unexpected sources of danger in our homes? While it’s impossible to anticipate [...]

 

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Home safety tips for cold weather

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – As cold weather approaches the state this weekend, Albuquerque Fire Fighters say it’s a good time to remind homeowners to check on heating sources for their houses. Already this fall, there have been at least five instances this fall where homes have burned because of problems with people heating their homes. First, [...]

 

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In business: Chrysler to recall 919000 SUVs to fix air bags

DETROIT — Chrysler is recalling more than 919,000 older-model Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs worldwide because the air bags can inflate while people are driving them. The recall affects Grand Cherokees from the 2002 through 2004 model years and Libertys from model years 2002 and 2003, according to documents posted Friday on the U.S. [...]

 

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Chrysler to fix computer that causes stalling problem in 46000 midsize cars

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Making our Home a Sanctuary

Everyone deserves to be physically, emotionally and spiritually safe at all times. This is not necessarily something we are taught, but it has profound implications for the choices we make in life. It is also the fundamental first principle to internalize for anyone embarking on the process of healing from trauma. But what does being [...]

 

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Fireplace maintenance prevents safety risks

Before lighting up your fireplace this winter, experts recommend having it inspected for potential safety hazards. “We’re trying to prevent chimney fires that can cause a house to catch on fire,” said Merideth Judd, owner of Judd and Son Chimney Service in Schererville. “Get them cleaned and inspected on a regular basis.” The Chimney Safety [...]

 

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How to Weather the Storm

In sheer size and scope, a hurricane is considered the most devastating storm man can face. The combination of rains, winds and flooding, over an extended period of time, leads to large-scale destruction. Hurricane Sandy serves as an unprecedented example of how these destructive storms can impact a large area of our society. The pictures [...]

 

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Lessons from the Ultimate Safe Houses

By CANDACE JACKSON Candace Jackson looks at homes built to withstand every possible type of disastrous scenario imaginable, from storms to earthquakes to wildfires. Photo: Michal Czerwonka for The Wall Street Journal. The Corbi family’s house looks like many other modern homes in the Hollywood Hills, with white walls, large glass windows and views of [...]

 

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