Disaster Planning Articles
In a Flash, Lightning Can Fry Every Appliance (and More) in a Home. But Saving Homes From Lightning Strikes Isn’t Impossible.
“A Smoke Alarm Saved My Life”
The piercing sound of a smoke alarm saved this homeowner's life.
With the Neighborhood in Ruins, He Doubled Down to Keep His Cafe Open
The 6.0 magnitude Napa Valley earthquake happened in 2014, but this business owner is still dealing with the fallout.
In a Blackout, Reaching Out for Help Requires a Plan. Low-Tech Solutions Might Save the Day
Rescue Stories from the Houston Flooding: “We’d Bang on Roofs and Listen for People Inside”
Fleeing Disaster, Pet Owners Face the Impossible
Pet owners face a different challenge in disasters: keeping the family pets safe and calm in the chaos. Hear from disaster survivors and animal specialists who have been there.
She Raced a Fire That Scorched 40,000 Acres in 12 Hours and Lost Almost Everything
A harrowing first-person account of a family outrunning one of the worst blazes in California history.
High Winds Can Cause More Havoc Than You Think. Is Your House Ready?
Experts offer steps to protect your home from potential damage caused by tornadoes, hailstorms and other strong-wind disasters.
Evacuating Natural Disasters with Children
When disasters strike, parents face unique challenges when evacuating with children. Find out how these families evacuated, and how they're preparing for the next emergency.
Snap a Selfie with Your Contractor and Other Post-disaster Recovery Tips
The impact of a natural disaster can be devastating enough. Here are some tips to avoid being taken advantage of after a natural disaster. Read more.