HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS: What Homeowners Can Do Before, During, and After a Hurricane Strikes

Hurricane Preparedness If you live in an area where hurricanes are likely to occur, it’s crucial to have an emergency plan in place — as this plan could protect you from harm and even save your life. However, the steps you take during and after the storm are just as important. To discover some of […]

Hurricane-Resistant Windows: Cost and Advantage

Important Protection in Hurricane Zones   ••• BY JUAN RODRIGUEZ Updated April 24, 2019 Windows that are marketed as hurricane-resistant or storm-proof are constructed with impact-resistant glass treated with a layer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) or ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). While impact-resistant glass will probably still shatter upon strong impact from flying objects, it generally remains attached […]

What to do if you (or a loved one) Might have COVID-19

Stay calm. Here’s our guide to what symptoms you should look out for, and how to respond if you’ve been exposed. Parker Hall 05.23.2020 08:00 AM Photograph: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/Getty Images Have you lost your sense of smell? Convinced that your sore throat is something more than seasonal allergies? Do you think you or someone you […]

Memorial Day – The UNOFFICIAL Start of Summer and…

To those who were vigilant so we could rest, Who gave everything that we might thrive, Who are silent that we may breathe free, We honor you. Memorial Day in the U.S. marks the unofficial start of summer and, with it, time spent around your favorite body of water – lake, bay, ocean, river, gulf, […]

DIY HACKS: 30 Year Food Storage

DIY Hacks : 30 Year Food Storage Preserve your food in five simple steps   by Lara Vince April 8, 2020   Here is a quick and easy do-it-yourself preservation hack that will extend the shelf life of your food for up to 30 years. The top recommended foods to store long term are rice, dry […]


Stranger Danger: How to Protect Your Home If you read the news, go to the movies, or even follow your friends on Facebook, chances are you think that crime is on the rise and our neighborhoods are less safe than ever before. But the truth is, contrary to what most Americans believe, crime in the […]


Recession-Proof: How to Prepare for the Next Recession Jeff Rose, CFP® January 23, 2020 Regular followers on this blog and my YouTube videos know that I’m a pretty positive guy. So why would I take on a topic like how to prepare for the next recession? And why would I even speculate that it may […]


The growing threat of abrupt and irreversible climate changes must compel political and economic action on emissions. EMERGENCY: DO THE MATH We define emergency (E) as the product of risk and urgency. Risk (R) is defined by insurers as probability (p) multiplied by damage (D). Urgency (U) is defined in emergency situations as reaction time […]


REAL TANGIBLE BENEFITS OF BEING PREPARED There are real benefits to being prepared: Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters. Communities, families, and individuals should know what to do in the event of a fire and where to seek shelter during a powerful storm. They should be ready to evacuate their […]

A Top Louisiana Engineering Firm receives BCA Training by NEPTA

NEPTA PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL FEMA BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS TRAINING.  Program Director Comments: “Thank you! The training was a success from our perspective as well…I appreciate the opportunity to provide BCA training to our staff. It will be extremely beneficial in many of our current pursuits. We will certainly reach out to….. as needed, no doubt they are great […]