Environmental Tips

Hurricane season

95% of all intense hurricane activity occurs from August to October. Are you prepared?

Food safety during extreme weather

If extreme weather conditions have you concerned that you might lose power, turn your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings, and try to keep the doors closed as much as possible to tra

Generator safety

If you use a portable generator to power your home in emergencies, help protect your family from carbon monoxide, the clear, odorless gas produced by generators, which claims hundreds of lives ever

Safe heating

During times of extreme cold, many turn to unusual heating methods to try to keep their families warm. However, some of these methods can be dangerous, and others should be avoided entirely.

Go with the flow in the winter

During times of severe cold, try to continuously drip faucets in your home, including the bathroom, kitchen, and shower and tub faucets.

Stay safe in the cold

Infants less than one year old lose body heat more easily than adults, and they can’t generate enough body heat through shivering.

Be the first to know

How do you learn about bad weather, road closures, and other emergencies? Many communities have systems that will send you text messages with this information.