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When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

June 22-28 is National Lightning Safety Week. Lightning strikes may be dangerous, but you can protect yourself from risk even if you are caught outdoors when lightning is close by. The weather forecast calls for a slight chance of thunderstorms, but you can only see a few fluffy white clouds overhead. So you and your Read More >

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Swimming This Summer? Use Pool Chemicals with Care

Summer is here, and that means it’s time for fun outdoor activities like swimming in your backyard or neighborhood pool. Or you may have the chance to enjoy a big, luxurious pool or an exciting waterpark while on vacation. If you own a pool, you know all too well how much work goes into keeping Read More >

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Protect Yourself From Wildfires

Dry conditions in parts of the United States increase the potential for wildfires in or near wilderness areas. Stay alert for wildfire warnings and take action to protect yourself and your family from wildfire smoke. When wildfires burn in your area, they produce smoke that may reach your community. Smoke from wildfires is a mixture Read More >

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The 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season: It’s here!

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and runs through November 30. It’s time to get ready! The 2012 hurricane season was the second consecutive year that a named storm devastated the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Both Irene (2011) and Sandy (2012) caused fatalities, injuries, and tremendous destruction from coastal storm surge, heavy rainfall, Read More >

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