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  • How I Recovered After a Wildfire: Jacqueline Lloyd’s Story

    On October 25, 2003, the Cedar Fire destroyed 2,232 residences and burned more than a quarter of a million acres. Thirteen civilians died, one firefighter died, and one hundred and four firefighters were injured in the containment of that blaze. But some were lucky: Jacqueline Lloyd, the author of The Thief of Sacred, lost many […]

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  • How I Survived a Wildfire: Jacqueline Lloyd’s Story

    On October 25, 2003, the Cedar Fire destroyed 2,232 residences and burned more than a quarter of a million acres. Thirteen civilians died, one firefighter died, and one hundred and four firefighters were injured in the containment of that blaze. But some were lucky: Jacqueline Lloyd, the author of The Thief of Sacred, lost many possessions […]

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  • Water Damage in Your Home? Here’s What to Do!

    Homeowners are 26 times more likely to experience a flood than a fire, according to the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America. So, if your home experiences water damage (and given those odds, it looks likely….), here are some water damage and mold clean-up tips from Greg Kistler, a ServPro cleanup and restoration specialist […]

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  • Bob Worsley’s Wildfire Story

    On June 22nd, 2002, the Rodeo-Chediski fire (considered the largest fire in the history of the Southwest) ravaged Arizona, consuming 150,000 acres of land and spreading over 26 miles in a single day. Four hundred and fifty homes were destroyed in the fire, but some survived: Bob Worsley, founder of SkyMall and current CEO of […]

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  • Mudslides: Preparation And Survival

    After a heavy rain or rapid snowmelt, mudslides can occur. Also known as debris flows, they are a common type of fast-moving landslide that tends to flow in channels. According to the CDC, mudslides are more likely in the following areas: Where wildfires or human modification of the land have destroyed vegetation; Where landslides have occurred before; Steep […]

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  • Blizzard Resources

    Looking for information and resources related to winter weather? Need help dealing with Ol’ Man Winter? The following links can provide you with tips and assistance if the weather is too much for you to handle! Ready.Gov Launched in February 2003, Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American […]

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  • What is a tornado?

    Twisters, cyclones, waterspouts, whatever you might know them as – tornadoes are the Earth’s most violent storms. Here is a definition of tornadoes plus links to Web sites to learn more. What is a tornado? A tornado is a violent windstorm characterized by a twisting, funnel-shaped cloud. It is spawned by a thunderstorm (or sometimes […]

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  • When A Severe Storm Watch Or Warning Is Issued

    At Home Be safe, be smart. Stay alert. Monitor your local radio or TV stations for the latest updates, news or evacuation information. Online, visit the National Weather Service’s homepage for current watches, warnings, statements and advisories. WHN TIP – Tornadoes: Tornadoes may develop from severe thunderstorms along and ahead of cold fronts, according to NOAA. If your area […]

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  • Partner and State Links

    Health / Life Be there for a friend or loved one in need – learn great tips at What Friends Do. Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) has resources you can use, from food safety to field safety, from physical to psychological, and from government to community development. Here’s a general link to help you find a Better […]

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  • 5 Tips for Dealing with Mosquitoes

    Large amounts of pooled water after a flood or other natural disaster could lead to an increase in mosquito populations. The majority of these mosquitoes will be pests and will not carry communicable diseases. Here are some mosquito facts and prevention tips: Mosquitoes are most active at sunrise and sunset Local, state, and federal health […]

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