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Tornado FAQ: Before, During and After the Storm

“It sounded like a freight train.”

This is a common description from those who have experienced one of nature’s most violent phenomena: a tornado. Advances in research and technology have improved identification and measurement of critical elements of super cell storm systems, which makes predicting and identifying the development of a tornado far more effective. However, once the prediction is made or an actual tornado is identified, the responsibility falls on every individual to be prepared to respond appropriately for his or her own safety and well-being.

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Prevent Common Winter Losses with Early-Season Maintenance

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Winter Defense

During winter, severe cold temperatures, snowfall and ice present a whole new set of challenges, including freeze damage, collapse damage, and slip and fall injuries.

Early preparation is one way to combat potential untimely losses.

To prevent freeze damage: (more…)

Preventing Mechanical System Damage After Downtime

Here in the Midwest, winters can be extremely cold and very long. With an early freeze and late thaw, this winter was no exception. Shutdown of outdoor mechanical equipment, such as air conditioning systems, is necessary during the harsh winter months, but that downtime for an extended period could lead to system damage when switched back on.

Consider the effects of downtime to your outdoor mechanical systems: (more…)