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Thanksgiving Cooking Tips to Prevent a House Fire Disaster

Every Thanksgiving is festive until the turkey catches on fire. Nothing instantly spoils America’s favorite day of giving thanks, enjoying family and dining like a scorched bird that decides to torch your house. Thanksgiving is America’s worst day for house fires by far, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). The NFPA’s U.S. Home […]

What to Do Now in the Aftermath of the 2020 Iowa Derecho

Armed with hurricane and EF-2 tornado force, violent winds straight out of a disaster movie roared through Cedar Rapids and the Iowa City corridor on Monday, August 10. The fallout was stunning, heartbreaking and incredibly costly. “It’s unlike anything we’ve seen recently,” Mid-American Energy spokesperson Tina Hoffman told The Des Moines Register. The monster storm, […]

Flood-Damaged Furniture, Appliances, Flooring: What Can Be Saved?

Quick Action Key To Salvaging Cherished Valuables By Clete Campbell All is lost. The natural feeling of every homeowner after a flooding disaster is understandable. Water has just ravaged your greatest investment and rocked and soaked your family’s American Dream to the foundation. The reassuring news is many valuable and essential household items, and priceless, […]

‘Grim’ Iowa Spring Flooding Forecast Has Homeowners On Edge

In what may unfortunately seem like wet déjà vu all over again, apprehensive Iowa homeowners are again bracing for potentially severe flooding this spring. In a word, the National Weather Service calls Iowa’s spring flooding forecast “grim.” The NWS is predicting a strong threat for potentially serious flooding in eastern Iowa. From the Mississippi River […]

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