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The Calm Before the Storm

July 2019

PREPARE FOR STORM SEASON BEFORE IT HITS. CHECK OUT THESE TIPS FOR WEATHERING THE STORM SAFELY.

Hurricane season for the Atlantic coast officially started on June 1 and it will run until November 30. North Carolina is one of the leading states for overall damage from hurricanes, with impacts often extending far beyond the coast. Researchers are predicting two to three major hurricanes for our area this season and we urge…
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Stay Prepared for Summer Storms

June 2019

Don't let summer storms rain on your parade, check out these tips for weathering even the stormiest weather.

Summer is the time for fun in the sun but can also bring about some pretty severe thunder storms. Whenever you see a storm brewing, it’s always best to head indoors and if you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to pose an immediate threat. Stay prepared for summer storms with these tips. Never shelter…
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Grilling Safety 101

May 2019

Summer is (almost) here, and you know what that means: outdoor grilling!

But before you fire up the grill and invite all your neighbors over, let’s take a moment to reacquaint ourselves with summer grilling safety. Trust us, a summer soiree is a lot more enjoyable with no fire hazards. 1. Grill outside and away from any structures.Gas grills are designed for outdoor use only. However, the…
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It’s National Electrical Safety Month!

May 2019

How well do you know your Do's and Don'ts of electrical safety.

Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, electrical safety should be a top priority in your home. In honor of National Electrical Safety Month this May, we’ve compiled a list to keep your home and your family safe and sound. Do’s Prevent Electrical Overloads — Overloaded electrical circuits are a major cause of residential fires. Help…
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Weather the Storm, Safely

January 2019

We may not be able to control the weather, but we can control how we stay prepared. See what you'll need to stay ready for the weather.

Planning and preparing can make a big difference in safety and resiliency in the wake of a winter storm. The ability to maintain or quickly recover following a winter storm requires a focus on preparedness, planning, and knowing what to do in the event of a winter storm. You may not be home when the…
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Thanksgiving Safety

November 2018

We all have a lot of things to be thankful for—let's make sure our safety remains one of them.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving Day is the No 1. day for home fires, with more than 4,000 fires taking place nationwide. As you prepare for your Thanksgiving celebrations, keep these tips in mind—you’ll thank us later. • Most fires occur in the kitchen, so keep yours tidy and stay attentive! Unattended…
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Five Tips to Help You Stay Safe During Summer Storm Season

September 2018

There’s a lot to be thankful for living in the great state of North Carolina. We have amazing food, friendly people, a warm climate and access to both the mountains and the ocean. With that access, however, comes the risks associated with hurricane season, which starts in June and lasts through November. But there’s no…
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