Stocking Up

When you've gone to the grocery store and stocked up on everything you'll need for several days, making the best use of your pantry space is important.  Here is an idea to get maximum usage out wasted wall space.  1 x 5 pine boards can be added to unused wall...

Now that I am a flood survivor, I've become much more active in searching weather information and researching how hurricanes form. An interesting fact that I recently learned from a documentary on hurricanes is that they form when cooler air in the upper atmosphere meets with the moist air rising...

Managing your flood insurance claimAt the time that you place the call to your flood insurance company, take notes so you will have a record of your claim number and any other important information you are given. You will be assigned to an adjuster. In my case, I was given...

A Child’s Response to Flooding

There are many factors that affect how a child responds to a natural disaster, such as whether they have experienced significant past trauma, loss of family or friend as a result of the natural disaster, loss of a pet, loss of their home, relocation, how their parents are responding to...

After the Storm

When the storm has passed, and you must face the damage that has occurred to your home, try to stay positive. Keeping your wits about you will help you immediately get to work on what needs to be done in order to recover from this disaster. Give thanks that you...

Top 5 Worst floods in US history

The worst floods in US history occurred more than a century ago. Few of them were expected and most regions lacked an adequate warning system. Many of those floods had problems with stability which was noted and ignored. Here are the top 5 worst floods in US history: 1) Johnstown...

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