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9 Ways to Minimize Holiday Fire Risks

Johnna Kaplan
The winter holidays are beloved for the warmth and light they bring to a cold, dark season. But this wondrous time of year isn’t free from danger. According to the American Red Cross, almost 47,000 fires occur during the winter holidays,... Continue

Ice Jam Flooding

Kathy Simpson
The winter of 2017 was a season of wild temperature fluctuations in the Northeast. From late December into early January, a strong Arctic air mass resulted in a brutal cold snap with temperatures that hovered just degrees above zero in... Continue

What You Need to Know About Tropical Storm Flooding

Sarita Harbour
The Atlantic hurricane and tropical storm season typically begins around June 1 and extends through November 30, and its effects can be felt not only along the U.S. coast but also further inland — in the form of tropical storm flooding.... Continue

When Wildfires Strike, Floods Can Follow

Emmet Pierce
If you live in a community that is prone to wildfires, it's important to know that devastating flooding and mudflows often follow wildland blazes. After a wildfire, the charred ground it leaves is far less able to absorb water. This... Continue