Experts won’t make specific predictions about the upcoming influenza season because the severity of the season varies from year to year, but they do suggest flu shots and simple, preventative measures to keep illness at bay.
Misconceptions circulating during hurricane season are nothing new. Here are five common beliefs surrounding hurricane preparations that have proven to be false.
Fueling the tremendous threat of wildfires raging in parts of the United States each year is the growing concern for adverse health effects resulting from smoke exposure.
When it comes to preparing for severe weather such as a tropical storm or major hurricane, renters might automatically assume that it’s up to the landlord to help protect their homes.
While spring is the most active time for severe thunderstorms across the United States, autumn brings another heightened risk of severe weather.
After a major storm or natural disaster sweeps through an area, potentially damaging your home and littering your yard with debris, there are ways to ensure that the cleanup process is environmentally friendly.
In the destructive aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, hundreds of thousands of new and used cars were left flooded.
Severe storms can cause a variety of electrical safety hazards. Unfortunately, many electrical safety hazards remain long after the storm has passed, even if the power is out in that area.
Mold, especially toxic black mold, growth is a big concern after a flood.
In an emergency situation where regular water service has been interrupted – like a hurricane, flood or water pipe breakage – it is not only important to have a water supply, but also to have ways of treating water if needed.
Follow these essential steps to minimize a hurricane’s damage to your property and valuables.
Despite flood disaster losses becoming more likely in coastal areas as development increases, many people in such high-risk areas still don’t have flood insurance to protect their properties.
Power outages can add an extra level of danger when tropical systems hit and can make it unsafe in some areas even after the storm has passed.
Establishing an emergency plan in case you need to leave home quickly can keep your family safe and take strain off coping with the aftermath of a natural disaster.
In event of an extended power outage following severe weather, having a generator at home can be a huge advantage. But if used improperly, the devices can seriously harm or kill unsuspecting families.
Taking a refreshing dip can be a fun way to cool off when it's hot outside, but the water doesn't protect the human body from heat-related dangers.