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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
Four seasons in one day. This can feel like a normal occurrence in Texas. Temperatures can soar and then plummet within hours. Following a bitter winter season, most people embrace any opportunity to get outdoors and shake off the cold - but don't get too cozy. Spring is notorious for some of the worst storms of the year. Warm weather, when colliding with cold air from Canada or the Rockies, can result in thunderstorms that spawn tornadoes with next to no warning.
HURRICANE SEASON APPROACHING-CHECK YOUR INSURANCE, WATCH FOR SCAMS
After Hurricane Harvey, Texans might not need a reminder about how much damage a hurricane can do. Still, National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 6-12) is a good time to review your insurance coverage. The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) encourages Texans to review homeowner or commercial property policies carefully. Make sure they provide enough coverage to replace or repair your property after a disaster.
NATIONAL DAM SAFETY AWARENESS DAY
May 31 is National Dam Safety Awareness Day. It was established to encourage and promote individual and community responsibility and best practices for dam safety, and to highlight the steps people can take to prevent future catastrophic failures or lessen the impact of a potential failure. The day promotes the benefits that dams can offer to communities nationwide.
HOME ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SAFETY
As we approach summer and the prospect of home remodeling projects, major renovations or simply catching up on minor repairs, among the many important considerations to remember is the condition of the electrical system in your home. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 45,210 reported home structure fires involving electrical failure or malfunction from 2010 to 2014.
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