Rising temperatures and dry conditions are the perfect ingredients for summer wildfires. While they seem more common in the western parts of the U.S., a wildfire can occur in any forested area of the country. Public service announcements on TV talk about preventing forest fires, but information about what to do in the event of a wildfire is not well known. As the weather grows warmer, keep the following tips in mind regarding wildfires.
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Retirement, college funds, vacations, large purchases and rainy days are all reasons most people save money. However, many fail to save cash in the event of a disaster. It is common for vendors to only accept cash after a disaster as their electronic equipment may not work properly.
March 14, 2011 officially kicks-off National Flood Safety Awareness Week as residents in the Northeast, Midwest and South continue to take care of the aftermath from recent floods and prepare for more. The National Weather Service reminds residents that flooding is a threat that can occur all over the U.S. during any time of the year. The goal of National Flood Safety Awareness Week is to educate people about the types of floods, the hazards associated with flood and about flood preparation.
Wildfire crews with the Texas Forest Service responded to six wildfires that spanned 1,124 acres over the weekend. Over the last week, however, 50 wildfires affected 20,670 acres of Texas land. In response, fire managers with the Texas Forest Services are using aircraft in many of the inaccessible parts of the state, such as Type I helicopters and single-engine airtankers (SEATs).