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Aug 18
2014
Steve Marr

Water Back Ups- What To Do

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Last week my home town of Detroit suffered a deluge of rain, over 20,000 homes suffered basement flooding as the sewer system could not handle the water.  A week later, many are still a mess. Most residents never had this type of water before and didn’t know what to do. Should this disaster ever strike you, or someone you know these a few steps to take. 

First, make sure the power is turned off to basement, otherwise you could get zapped. Do this regardless how little water is in the basement, water is an excellent conductor. Further, turn of any natural gas lines, water may snuff out a water heater or furnace pilot light.

CBS News in New York reports many storm victims are experiencing medical problems. Some of the common ailments include injuries from clean up and repair, asthma, rashes, sore throats, nausea, breathing problems and lung infections.

Oct 29
2012
Steve Marr

Storm Surge: Reality Check

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As Hurricane Sandy comes ashore a Reality Check is helpful in understanding the characteristics and effects of a storm surge. We have all seen damage, heard harrowing stories, and seen the number of deaths that follow.  Hurricane Sandy is predicted to create a surge between 6 and 12 feet in many places. What does this actually mean?

 Atlantic City

Above: flooding in Atlantic City

Oct 24
2012
Steve Marr

Hurricane Sandy A US Threat

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 As Hurricane Sandy churns south of Cuba, the U.S. east coast needs to be alert.

Oct 17
2012
Steve Marr

Storing Prescription Medication

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Many of us take regular medication. Should a disaster strike, we may not be able to get to a pharmacy the day we run out. A wise investment would be to buy one, or two months medication ahead, and then keep reordering and rotating your medication.

 

Sep 01
2012
Steve Marr

Controversy Over The Aurora Fund

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Over $5 million dollars was donated to a designated fund,  “The Aurora Victim Relief Fund” after the Colorado theater shooting. The fund has reportedly sent checks for $5,000 to each family to assist with expenses. In addition $100,000 was distributed to non-profit organizations.