With summer not that far behind us, you might be reluctant to start thinking about winter. However, it can be very important to plan for the cold weather that the season brings. Severe winter weather can come up fast, and how you prepare for it can impact how you and your family are able to respond to the challenging situations it can create.
Not all disasters come with clear and obvious warning signs. Some can arise in silence like carbon monoxide buildups in homes.
Many things can start a fire in a home. Faulty electrics, lightning and defective products are just a few examples. While there are steps you can take to mitigate fire risks, the chances of a house fire occurring generally cannot be completely eliminated. However, you can take measures to prepare for the possibility of a fire. One way to prepare is by having a fire escape plan.
September is often known as the peak of the hurricane season, and 2017 gave proof of that when three of the season's biggest storms hit the east coast in the same month. While New Jersey and Pennsylvania aren't as vulnerable as Florida or Louisiana, our area can still be in the line of fire and has seen numerous disasters in the past. Therefore, its residents must prepare themselves for the worst.
It's that time of year again! With the school year beginning, an important thing to focus on is safety. Kids can face serious safety risks when they are going to and from school. Situations in which kids can be particularly vulnerable include when they are crossing streets near their school or getting on or off of their school bus.