No matter what part of the country you call home, odds are, it’s only a matter of time before a natural disaster hits your area. Mother Nature doesn’t discriminate; her wrath affects all Americans. Colorado residents are still cleaning up from the recent catastrophic floods. Hurricane-force winds and heavy snows during the Blizzard of 2013 left residents of the Northeast powerless. Residents living on the East and Gulf Coasts live in fear from June through November bracing for the devastation hurricanes leave behind every year.
On the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, residents living in the Northeast continue to be reminded daily of the lasting effects of a major disaster. One of the biggest challenges many of them face is the fear of living through another long-term power outage. After Sandy, millions of people were left without power for days, and even weeks. Without power, there’s no lights, no heat, and no way to charge electronics to stay connected and in touch with loved ones. Losing power can be life-threatening for people whose very survival depends on electric medical equipment and medications that require refrigeration.
None of us can control Mother Nature. But we do have the power to prepare for natural disasters so our families can safely weather the storm. On Tuesday, October 22, nationally known home improvement expert Dean Johnson will tell your viewers how to best prepare their homes for natural disasters and the safest way to do so.
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