Emergency Planning Tips

Emergency Planning Tips courtesy of US Dept of Homeland Security & FEMA Emergency Resources Emergency Planning Tips for Your Home: Get an emergency supplies kit. (Sunset Survival carries a wide selection of ready-to-use kits to fit every budget!) Be sure to consider additional items to accommodate family members’ individual needs: Prescription medications and glasses Infant […]

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Food Safety Tips after Power Outage, Hurricane, Disaster

–courtesy of CDC & USDA Food Safety & Inspection Svc (FSIS) Hurricanes and other disasters often present the possibility of power outages and flooding that can compromise the safety of stored food. Residents in the path of a hurricane should pay close attention to the forecast. FSIS safety experts recommend that consumers take the following […]

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CDC Issues Generator Safety Warning, Hurricane Survival Update

CDC ISSUES GENERATOR SAFETY WARNING,  Hurricane Survival Update Carbon Monoxide Hazard Hurricane Safety Experts at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) have issued an alert reminding everyone to Keep Generators Outdoors, 20 feet away from your home or business! Carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the main causes of death after hurricanes. Exhaust […]

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Trick or Treat Safety

TRICK OR TREAT SAFETY Although there will not be trick-or-treating in many areas in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the Experts’ Halloween Safety Tips still apply to alternate types of Halloween celebrations this year for a worry-free holiday! Is your family ready to trick or treat? From costumes to candles, the US […]

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Avoid Common Asthma Triggers after a Hurricane

Avoid Common Asthma Triggers after a Hurricane Helpful Hurricane Safety Tips from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention To avoid common asthma triggers after a hurricane, be aware that an asthma attack can happen when you or your children are exposed to asthma triggers. After a hurricane, more or different asthma triggers may be […]

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane

How to Prepare for a Hurricane Learn what steps you should take today to protect yourself, your family, and your property before a hurricane hits! FEMA hurricane safety experts recommend: • Know your community’s local hurricane evacuation plan and identify several escape routes from your location in case roads are blocked; • If you plan […]

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Winter Weather Safety Tips from USFA Fire Experts

Winter Weather Safety Tips Stay Warm with Home Heating Safety According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), half of all home heating fires occur during the winter months of December, January and February. Now is the time to make sure your home heating devices are safe, before the weather turns bitter cold. Follow these USFA […]

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Know What To Do in an Earthquake

Know what to do in an Earthquake – and what NOT to do – when the ground starts to shake where you are! Southern California Earthquake Center has prepared the following earthquake safety video to demonstrate their recommended earthquake survival technique. Make sure your know what to do in an earthquake: Practice Drop, Cover and […]

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