Monthly Archives: April 2013

Preparing for natural disasters – Are you ready?

Natural disasters can come unexpectedly. Protecting your family should be your top priority.

Natural DisastersPreparing for natural disasters, whether it is a hurricane, flood, or earthquake can mean the difference between life and death. After a major disaster the usual services we take for granted may be unavailable. Taking the time to assemble a disaster emergency kit before a disaster strikes will help you through the temporary loss of everyday conveniences such as safe water on tap, fresh food supplies and electricity. It is recommended to be self-sufficient for at least three days.

Prepare now. During an emergency, supplies are in high demand and stores run out of inventory quickly. Once a disaster hits, there is no time to search for supplies.

Your disaster emergency kit should include the following supplies:

  • One gallon of water per person, per day
  • Ready to eat food
  • Manual can opener
  • Plates, utensils, cups
  • First aid
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How to prevent home fires

Solutions that can save you from a home fire destroying your most important investment.

House FireThere are many different threats in your home associated with fires. If is crucial to avoid certain common mistakes in order to prevent home fires. Below are just a few may save you the headache:

Stovetop cooking is one of the leading causes of home fires. Many times people put something on the stove and leave it unattained and when they least expect it a fire has erupted. The solution is to give anything that’s on top of your stove your undivided attention. But in case you leave the kitchen, installing a smoke alarm can help detect and warn you of a possible fire.

Smoking is the third most common cause of home fires. Such fires can occur as smokers lose track of their burning butts, which then come in contact with flammable surfaces such as … Read the rest

Tornados are one of nature’s most violent storms

Learn the warning signs of a tornado before its too late.

Tornados

Tornados are violent storms that are produced from powerful thunderstorms and appear as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground. They bring winds that can reach up to 300 miles per hour and their damage paths are typically one mile wide and 50 miles long. They can cause much damage and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. First Protector is a great source of disaster recovery should your home be affected by a covered disaster.

It is very important to learn the warning signs and stay informed. Listen to the radio or television newscasts for the latest information. Pay close attention to the instructions given by local emergency officials and look out for the following warning signs:

Tornado Watch: Tornadoes are possible in your area. Remain alert for approaching storms.
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