Plan to Stay Safe

Plan to Stay Safe

September is National Preparedness Month, which promotes planning for emergency disasters within your home or in your community. The 2019 theme of the campaign is “Prepared, Not Scared.” With Hurricane Dorian in the news right now, it’s a perfect reminder for us how important it is to have an emergency plan of action. Emergencies don’t have to be hurricane related; being prepared also applies to […]

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Summer Safety

Summer Safety

We are now past the mid-point of summer, but the hot temperatures show no sign of mercy. August is National Heat Stroke Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to review some tips for staying safe in the sweltering, southern heat. It’s especially important right now as school is back in session and athletes are starting football practice, marching band and other activities that require […]

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Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

Daylight Saving Time has arrived and Spring Break has brought warmer temperatures with lots of bright sun. The first official day of spring is Wednesday, March 20. It’s about time to see if that famous groundhog really knows what he’s talking about. After Wednesday, the amount of sunlight we experience will increase ever so slightly each day until the beginning of summer. That alone is […]

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Wolf Moon Eclipse This Weekend

Wolf Moon Eclipse This Weekend

    We are set for a Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse to happen this Sunday night (January 20), into Monday morning. If the weather cooperates, it will be a total lunar eclipse that is visible for North and South America, Europe, West Africa and part of Russia. The full moon, or Wolf Moon, in January dates back to Native Americans in North America, where tribes […]

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Is a Winter Wonderland in Our Future?

Is a Winter Wonderland in Our Future?

With winter weather in the forecast for most of our area this week, it tends to get us thinking about what this winter has in store for us. The Farmers’ Almanac has released its 2018-2019 winter weather forecast report, and it does look interesting. The line of weather changes falls just across the top part of the state. According to the map, the northern part […]

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April Showers…

April Showers…

While the calendar tells us that spring is here, the weather outside lately has been telling us something to the contrary. We are certainly used to seeing lots of rainy days in April, but the cooler temps are not always welcome. Everyone knows that “April showers bring May flowers,” so if we can just hold on for sunnier days ahead…     There happens to […]

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Summertime in the South Means Hurricane Season

Summertime in the South Means Hurricane Season

It’s officially summertime! School is out and it’s when we see many of our friends, neighbors and colleagues travel to the Gulf Coast for a little relaxing on the beach. However, last week vacationers were greeted with gusto from Tropical Storm Cindy instead. The Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1 and goes through November, which also happens to be when most of us get the urge […]

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