Windows are easy to clean on the inside, but the outside can be a chore, especially this time of year when it rains practically every day. Do you have a two story home? How often do you want to get out the ladder and clean those windows!
Linda over at BlessedBeyondCrazy.com shares a great tip for keeping the outside windows sparkling clean with an idea her husband came up with. This is so obvious your going to have one of those “why didn’t I think of that” moments. Hint, if it is good enough for a windshield, why not do all the windows in your home…
When choosing Insurance for your off-road motorcycle, you are providing both you and the bike a safety net just as important as the gear you are wearing. Dirt Bike/Motocross are for off-road fun. These bikes are designed for riding on unpaved ground or rough terrain and are not street legal.
A Helmet– This expense is crucial whether you are on road or off-road with your motorcycle.This your most valuable asset. When choosing a helmet make sure you pick quality, its fits properly and is secure every time you ride.
A Neck Brace– Just as important as the helmet. Your getting bumped and jostled just riding over the terrain. We never want to think we are going to go down, but in the event that this happens, with a neck brace, you have protection from serious injury.
Chest / Back Protector– There are many of these available and use of one is highly recommended as a chest / back protector (also advertised as a “Roost Deflector”) can help dissipate the energy generated in a crash and help protect internal organs and other body parts from impact damage when you end up in a yard sale.
Knee Braces– Excellent piece of protection. Everyone who rides a dirt bike should have Knee Braces. Every time you get on that dirt bike you should be wearing these for the same protection you would give to your head and chest.
Boots– Protect your ankle and foot area, get a pair of good quality boots in place of a standard boot to offer that need protection to your lower leg.
Goggles– Lets face it, your going to be in dirt and mud that slings from other riders when you are competing. Your clear vision can mean a race and your safety. Suggestion: Tear Off goggles that can provide you with the clear vision you need.
Staying Hydrated – is a must and just a critical as the gear you are wearing.
Look into different systems that can carry fluids that are easy to consume.
Always follow the safety rules when riding Motocross/Dirt Bikes and make sure you have the right insurance coverage.
When floods occur from flash flooding (sudden rapid rising of water along streams or low lying areas) Severe Thunder Storms, Tropical Storms and Hurricanes, the streets and your yard could be covered. The number one catastrophe from flooding is drowning and occurs mostly during flash floods.
If you are under a flood or flash flood warning be prepared to evacuate and head out for higher ground
Always have a NOAA Weather Radio on hand with batteries. The NOAA Weather Service will keep you up to date for flood warnings, hurricanes, tropical storms and other critical information you will need.
Stay Out of The Water
Walking through standing or moving water can be hazardous. Only 6 inches of moving water above your ankles can make you fall. Standing water can also build up microorganisms that contaminate and cause skin disease.
Electricity and Water Do Not Mix
The number two cause of death due to flooding is electricity wires and power lines down and even in the water. Electricity can make a pond or standing water charged and deadly. Stay away from them, do not test to see if they are active. Contact your electrical company immediately if you see power lines or wires in or near any water.
If you had to evacuate, return home when officials have stated the area is safe.
Before you enter your home, check the outside and your property. Look for down power lines and gas lines that may be damaged. If you smell gas or hear a hissing noise, contact the fire department immediately. Keep pets and children away from the water and any dangerous places.
Approach your property carefully and check for any entry way damage, roofs that may be falling down, cracks in walls, windows and any outside damages.
Inside your home may have chemicals such as cleaning supplies, gasoline from the garage, and other things commonly used in the home that are now scattered and need cleaning up. Wear gloves and protective clothing and rubber boots.
Check for snakes, some may be poisonous, and small animals on your property and inside your home, that may have come in with the flood.
Check your food and make sure to throw out anything you question. Throw away anything that has been effected by the flood waters. Do not use the waters for washing dishes or baths, ice cubes, or anything, remember this water is contaminated. Check with your local public heath department for a boil water recommendation or for treatment of any water.
Take pictures right away of any damages as your are checking your property and home for insurance purposes. If you can send the pictures to your email or upload to a photo website where you can store them. If anything happens to your camera or phone that takes pictures, you have a back up.
Contact After The Flood
Go to the RedCross.org/SafeandWell website and register. After a storm or event if you have internet access you can go online and let your friends and family know you are ok. If you do not have internet access you can call 1-800-GET-INFO and register or to let everyone know your ok.
Flood Insurance Tips
Homeowners Insurance does not cover flood damage. Flood Insurance is separate policy. Even if you do not live in a flood zone, consider flood insurance in Florida. Once their is a tropical storm or hurricane, in your area, there is a possibility of flooding. Without flood insurance you will pay out of pocket expenses for the damages. In many cases, it takes 30 days after the purchase for a policy to take effect contact us today for more information.
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