Eric Vanasdale
19 Articles
June 11, 2015

You’ve probably heard the phrase lightning never strikes the same place twice. So, why does the National Weather Service report the Empire State Building receives an average of 25 strikes per year?

January 21, 2015

You’re probably familiar with emergency kits, but what about “emergency kitty litter”?

November 17, 2014

Have you ever left a can of soda in the freezer? As the weather gets colder, frozen pipes can expand the same way, and eventually burst

October 22, 2014

Two and a half minutes – that’s all it takes for a candle’s flame to engulf an entire room.

July 28, 2014

Whether you own a yacht, small fishing boat, or are just along for the ride, safety is important. For smooth sailing, make sure you follow these tips:

June 23, 2014

When the sky starts rumbling and flashing, you might be the type to nervously turn up your music and pretend you can’t hear anything. Or maybe you’re the type to step outside for a better look – well, both of these responses are dangerous! Every year, lightning strikes the ground approximately 25 million times and costs nearly $1 billion in insurance losses. In honor of National Weather Service’s Lightning Safety Awareness Week, here’s some tips to stay safe when lightning strikes: Have an electrician install a whole house surge protector on your breaker panel Each lightning strike can produce 1 …