Category: Nature

Lightning and Thunderstorm Preparation and Safety

Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms. Thunderstorms are dangerous storms that include lightning and can: Include powerful winds over 50 MPH; Create hail; and Cause flash flooding and tornadoes. IF YOU ARE UNDER A THUNDERSTORM…

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Mid-States From Dakotas to Texas Brace For ‘Once in a Generation’ Winter Storm

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a state of emergency across the entire state ahead of the arrival of the current winter storm, and requested a federal emergency declaration from the White House to establish additional resources for communities impacted. “Every part of the state will face freezing conditions over the coming days, and I urge…

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Actions to Take to Protect Property Damage During Freezing Weather

CleverJourneys offers readers the following tips for preventing property damage during freezing weather: Before Freezing Weather Wrap all exposed pipes located outside or in unheated areas of the home. Remove garden hoses from outside faucets. Insulate outside faucets with Styrofoam cover, rags or paper. Cover vents around the foundation of your home. Know where your…

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9 Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

by Loralyn Bailey Dennis Here in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, over an hour northwest of San Antonio, we look forward to the spectacular wildflowers each Spring. In the 1960s, First Lady Ladybird Johnson worked to improve the beautification of Washington, D.C. by having bulbs and trees planted along roadsides to call attention to the…

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United States Announces $2.5 Billion Ocean Plastics Initiative

Tonight, Ivanka Trump shined a spotlight on a newly announced “$2.5 billion Ocean Plastics Initiative to reduce plastic waste, about 150 million tons of plastic in the world’s oceans, and marine debris in oceans and waterways.” The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) said Tuesday it aims to “catalyze $2.5 billion in infrastructure investments aimed…

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What is This Creature?

When pests invade your home or business, it’s helpful to know what you’re dealing with, the problems they cause, and how to get rid of them. Here’s some information on a variety of the most common pests found throughout the United States, with some emphasis in and around Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and…

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