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Taking some simple steps before a winter storm hits can reduce the risk of falls around your home. With the National Weather Service reporting bone-chilling temperatures below 14 degrees Fahrenheit for one major city and massive amounts of snow affecting many others, safety is top of mind for many Americans. READ MORE >>

In addition to the health and safety dangers of sub-zero temperatures, blinding snowstorms and inconspicuous ice sheets, winter weather can also be incredibly dangerous to your home. Homeowners must consider a number of winter weather issues, including legal liabilities to watch out for and knowing whether your homeowners insurance policy has you covered. READ MORE >>

p>About 10% of all fatal accidents between the years of 2011 and 2015 happened in inclement weather.  In the northeast that number jumps up to 15%, with about 3% happening in snow. With weather reports claiming there will be more snow this winter, drivers should be ready. READ MORE >>

Here's how to prepare your home interior for the coming winter months. Keep the house warm. Set the thermostat no lower than 65 degrees to keep pipes from freezing inside the walls of your house, where temperatures can be much colder.  Add extra insulation to attics, basements and crawl spaces. READ MORE >>

Simple Steps to Make Your Home Safer, Warmer, (and Cheaper to Live in) Ice, snow and wind can have devastating consequences on your home; fortunately, there are precautions you can take to avoid winter related damage. Keep in mind, the time to winterize is when the leaves begin to turn and not when the snow begins to fall. READ MORE >>

Continuing from last week's post, read more to see how you can be prepared for any scenario. Tools and Materials for Emergency Repairs: You don't need to be ready for a full scale remodeling project but you do need some basics. What if a tree branch falls and breaks a window? READ MORE >>

You likely have all sorts of things in your home right now that would serve you well in an emergency, with a few additions and some organization, you'll have a functional kit and contingency plan. Creating a home emergency kit can be a simple to enormous undertaking depending on the level of energy and preparation you want to invest into it. READ MORE >>

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