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Tornado Outbreak in Southern States Drives Home the Importance of Emergency Preparedness

Tornado Outbreak in Southern States Drives Home the Importance of Emergency Preparedness

April 30, 2014
Devastating tornado outbreak in Central Arkansas serves as a reminder for homeowners to practice emergency preparedness to increase chances of survival.
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How Are Hurricanes Named?

December 17, 2013
Where do hurricane names come from? Alberto? Or Roxanne? Or Rita? Shouldn’t these destructive acts of nature be given names like the Hulk or Hellbringer? Hurricane naming has gone through some twists and turns over the years to get to where we are today. Find out how scientists land on a name for each one.
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Is fear of lightning normal?

Is Fear of Lightning Normal?

December 17, 2013
Many people have a fear of severe weather, and lightning tops the list. Learn how to overcome this fear and keep yourself safe during a lightening storm.
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How accurate is the Farmer's Almanac?

How Accurate is the Farmer's Almanac?

December 17, 2013
Americans have relied on the Old Farmer’s Almanac since 1793. It uses "a secret mathematical and astronomical formula," developed by David Young, the Almanac's first editor. The formula has never been revealed to anyone but the publication's editors. So how accurate can this mysterious data be?
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Are you in a flood zone?

What Is a Flood Zone?

December 17, 2013
Flooding can happen at any time no matter where you live, so it is important to get educated about floods and flood zones. Read on to learn more about these natural disasters and your risk.
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