May is Building Safety Month

May is Building Safety Month (BSM); BSM is a public awareness campaign celebrated worldwide during the month of May for the past 38 years! This year’s theme is Building Codes Save Lives. The goal of…

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Happy Safe Place Selfie Day!

April 4th is Safe Place Selfie Day. What is the point of Safe Place Selfie day? It’s a fun way to figure out where your safe place is and will be during severe weather or…


Severe Weather Awareness Week (March 26-30, 2018)

The last week in March signifies Severe Weather Awareness Week! Monday – Severe Thunderstorms Tuesday – Weather Warnings Wednesday – Tornadoes Thursday – Family Preparedness Friday – Flash Floods On Thursday, the 29th, there will…


March is Red Cross Month

Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross helps people in need thanks to volunteers. Each year the president of the United States declares March as “Red Cross Month”. The Red Cross uses March to honor…


Cold Weather Car Maintenance Tips

By Legal Aid of Nebraska intern Annie Christenson:   Across the midwest, January brings some of the coldest temperatures of the year. Temperatures regularly dip well-below zero. Driving in these conditions can be dangerous, so preparing…


Winter Power Outages

It’s the time of the year were storms hit us while temperatures hover right around freezing. These storm tends to be accompanied by a “wintery mix,” a variable precipitation consisting of rain, sleet, or snow….


Holiday Travel Prep and Safety Tips

It’s easy to get caught up in the frenzy of holiday travel. Before you hit the road though, we suggest you check out Fema’s checklist. Make sure that your car is prepared for icy road…



How to Help Victims of Hurricane Maria

This article details a number of different places you can donate to relief efforts in Puerto Rico.   Remember to always check charity navigator before donating to an unfamiliar organization so that you know exactly…


NORFOLK (19 noviembre 2010) Técnico de Sistemas de Información de Primera Clase, Angelita Tester, clasifica alimentos no-perecederos para el programa de asistencia sin fines de lucro durante las fiestas de “Armed Services YMCA”. Las canastas irán a 640 familias para el Día de Acción de Gracias. (Foto del Navy de los EEUU tomada por el especialista de comunicación masiva de 3ra Clase, Brian Goodwin/Liberado)

Post-Disaster No-Cook Food Ideas

From the US Department of Agriculture: During hurricane/disaster situations, it can be hard to provide healthy meals for your family. You may be without power or have limited water. Food may not be safe to…