When the Roof Collapsed, I Knew Our Family Business Was Gone
The Cleburne Cafeteria burned to the ground on Apr 26, 2016. The first person on the scene talks about the loss—and recovery—of the family business & local landmark.
In a Blackout, Reaching Out for Help Requires a Plan. Low-Tech Solutions Might Save the Day
These families had to think quickly when natural disasters caused power outtages and disabled communication for days. Now, they’re rethinking their plan for the next emergency blackout.
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.
It Sounded Like Artillery Shells Hitting the Roof
This Colorado car dealership lost its entire inventory in the Hailstorm of the Century. Learn more about hail-damage prevention and storm precautions to take if you live in a hail-prone region.
“We Came Back to a War Zone.”
Read about how a woman lost her home and business in Superstorm Sandy, but a crumb cake (and plenty of volunteers) saved the day.
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.