Wicked Cold! It’s So Cold That…
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Wicked Cold! It’s So Cold That…

It’s so cold that you have to break the smoke off your chimney. It’s so cold that when I put on my coat to take out the garbage it didn’t want to go. It’s so cold that your eyes freeze shut when you blink. It’s so cold that we had to chisel the dog off…

Tornado Alley, Tornado Facts, And How They Form
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Tornado Alley, Tornado Facts, And How They Form

Full Size image   Tornadoes occur mostly in the United States. On average, 1,200 tornadoes cause 1,500 injuries and 65 fatalities per year in the U.S. (source: spc.noaa.gov) Here’s more about “tornado alley”, tornado facts, and how they form:   Also, a question for you… For those who live with the threat of tornadoes, do…

Tornado Preparedness – What You Should Do If…
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Tornado Preparedness – What You Should Do If…

Preparedness for a tornado. During many months of the year, a large portion of the United States is at risk for tornadoes – as evidenced in the map above which shows tornado tracks from 1950 through 2011. Given the potentially massive destructive power of a tornado, the best preparedness is that of awareness (more about…

Why You Should Only Burn Seasoned Firewood
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Why You Should Only Burn Seasoned Firewood

With winter approaching and cooler weather upon us, people are beginning to load their their wood stoves with firewood. Hopefully they have purchased (or procured themselves) wood from early this year or last year, so that it has had a chance to dry out (‘season’). Burning wet wood or only partially seasoned wood in your…

‘Winter Storm Warning’ Preparedness
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‘Winter Storm Warning’ Preparedness

A Winter Storm Warning means that a winter storm is no longer just a possibility, but a certainty. While some winter storms are quite manageable in that they are a nuisance but not terribly disruptive – other winter storms have the potential to be completely debilitating to infrastructure and can impact your life significantly. During…