Our area’s recent tornado history shows residents should always be vigilant and well-prepared

Our area’s recent tornado history shows residents should always be vigilant and well-prepared

The tornadoes across the Midwest this week are vivid reminders that we should always be vigilant and well-prepared. After all, Texas leads the nation with an average of 137 tornadoes each year, and more than 60 percent of those storms occur from April to June. Continue reading Our area’s recent tornado history shows residents should always be vigilant and well-prepared

Take the appropriate steps to protect your pipes now before this week’s freezing weather

Take the appropriate steps to protect your pipes now before this week’s freezing weather

With freezing temperatures in the forecast starting Thursday, it’s time for a quick chemistry lesson. Water expands on freezing, so water left in sprinkler systems can freeze, expand the pipe, and bam – you have a big, messy water leak. But if you take the appropriate precautions in advance, you can protect your water pipes and irrigation systems – and avoid the muddy mess.  Continue reading Take the appropriate steps to protect your pipes now before this week’s freezing weather

4 sensible tips to help you prepare for a volatile Atlantic hurricane season

4 sensible tips to help you prepare for a volatile Atlantic hurricane season

The Atlantic hurricane season is underway, and NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has predicted an above-normal season. Despite the risks, adequate preparation significantly increases your chances of staying safe and protecting your property. As Texas Flood Awareness Week ends, here are four steps to help ensure you’re hurricane ready. Continue reading 4 sensible tips to help you prepare for a volatile Atlantic hurricane season