Tag: flood

Lots of Rain = Lots of Mosquitoes. Here’s How to Fight Back

With all the rain we’ve been having this summer, you can be sure the mosquitoes are out in full force. Torrential downpours have left standing water anywhere it can pool: in puddles, in discarded tires, in tree stumps, in the folds of tarps, even in toys left outside. They all make perfect breeding grounds for…

Turn around, don’t drown

As the region gets hit with some drenching rain, we thought it would be a good time for a reminder about flood safety.  According to the National Weather Service, more people die from flooding than from “any other thunderstorm related hazard.” And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that more than half of all those drownings…

Does your homeowners’ insurance have your back?

Homeowners’ insurance is an integral part of home ownership. But if you don’t read your policy carefully, you may end up facing a bill for something you thought was covered. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), homeowners’ insurance rarely pays for damage caused by floods, earthquakes, damage caused by lack of maintenance, and sewer…

Preparing for the worst: A disaster plan can save lives

The weather outside appears to be getting more frightful every year. Tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, unexpected snow, sleet and hail events all seem to be the new normal.  And that means it’s more important than ever to have a disaster plan in place. One crucial part of that plan is having enough food and water to…

Tips for recovering from Hurricane Sandy

With Hurricane Sandy behind us, it’s time to begin cleaning up the mess it left behind in the Lehigh Valley Area. Putting your life together after a disaster is never easy, and it can seem like an overwhelming task. LCA has assembled a list of tips and links to help with the process. Health and…

Making sure rain doesn’t turn into a pain

April showers might bring May flowers, but they can also bring homeowners big headaches: flooded basements, damaged HVAC and electrical equipment, and problems with mold. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to eliminate or reduce the risk of water damage to your home. Examine basement walls for cracks or obvious signs of leaks….