Weather

8 Reasons Why the World Is Experiencing Extreme Weathers

In the past few years, there’s been a noticeable uptick in extreme weather events that have shattered lives and ecosystems across the globe. From hurricanes that lay waste to communities to uncontrollable wildfires and devastating floods, these events seem to be escalating in frequency and intensity. One can’t help but ask, why are these events becoming more commonplace? This piece delves into the factors contributing to the surge in extreme weather conditions, scrutinizing everything from […]

ERCOT issues conservation appeal

Thursday, Sept. 7 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ways to conserve energy: Raise your thermostat by a degree or two if it’s safe to do so. Avoid using large appliances, such as washers/dryers and dishwashers. Turn off and unplug non-essential lights and appliances. Set pool pumps to run early morning or overnight; shut off during peak hours. More energy-saving tips from ERCOT Thank you for doing your part as we continue to do ours to […]

Understanding the Impact of Weather Conditions on Car Accidents in North Carolina

Long-time North Carolina residents know that although weather conditions are often predictable, as the years go by, it’s becoming more and more difficult to know what to expect weatherwise. While this may not be cause for alarm for home-dwellers, those who are forced to commute back and forth to their jobs are at a greater risk of a weather-related car accident. Understanding how the weather affects driving is key to avoiding an unexpected car wreck. […]

Hurricane Season is Here for the Next Six Months

Make plans for each family member, especially for those with specific needs and don’t forget your pets! Hurricane season begins June 1, and living in the Houston area, it’s important to take action now to make things easier for ourselves and our loved ones.  In the event of a powerful rainstorm or hurricane, you could be without basic utilities, such as electricity, water, gas, phone, and internet for three days or more. Additionally,  periods of […]

Freezing Temperatures Forecast For Next Week!

Reminder to everyone of the important actions you can take to keep your home and family safe during the upcoming winter weather headed to Houston! Remember the 4 P’s….. PEOPLE Keep warm, stay inside if possible. If you need to go out, dress in layers and wear hats, gloves and an appropriate coat. Avoid overexertion, as cold weather puts added strain on your body. Never place a space heater on top of furniture or near […]

3 Common Causes of Fire in Winter and How To Avoid Them

Winter in Australia is full of long chilly nights and a long wait for the warm spring days.  During this season, we use the maximum electricity to keep our homes and offices warm and pleasant. This is especially true for those homes which are not built properly to withstand the low winter temperatures. Apart from the inflated power bill, we tend to spend most of our time indoors during winter, lighting a few extra candles […]

3 Ways To Keep The Weather From Destroying Your Plants and Crops

Whether you’re a small farmer looking for some solutions in the agricultural industry or you’re just a homeowner who wants to have a more successful garden or crop this year, finding ways to work with the weather in your area can make all the difference for your yields. However, with weather in all areas going from one extreme to another, it can be helpful to know how to respond to all types of weather that […]

Cold Weather Safety for Older Adults

Cold weather can be a challenge, but it can also be a lot of fun. Some things that you can do to make the most of the cold weather are: Bundle up and go outside! There’s nothing like feeling the snow crunching under your boots or the wind whipping through your hair. When the temperature drops below freezing, it is important to take precautions to stay safe. Make sure to dress in layers and keep […]

Harris County Commissioners Court Approves Burn Ban

Harris County, Texas –Today, Harris County Commissioners Court enacted a burn ban due to an increased threat of wildfires across unincorporated Harris County. There are now 171 Texas counties with burn bans, including Harris, Galveston, Waller, Fort Bend, Brazoria and Liberty counties.   “Unprecedented temperatures and a lack of rain has elevated KBDI levels for this time of the year” said Fire Marshal Laurie L. Christensen. ”Although we have seen some rain, it’s not enough to lower the drought […]

How To Protect Your Vehicle From Extreme Weather Conditions

It’s no secret that extreme weather conditions can take a toll on your vehicle. Whether it’s sub-zero temperatures in the winter or blistering heat in the summer, your car or truck is susceptible to damage from the elements. That’s why it’s important to take steps to protect your vehicle from extreme weather conditions. By taking some simple precautions, you can help keep your car or truck in top condition no matter what the weather throws […]