Category Archives: Personal

Emergency Generator Safety

Emergency Generator Safety Did You Know? The capacity of a generator is calculated in watts. For instance, you may own a 2,000-watt generator. Therefore, if you have an appliance that requires 120 volts and uses 10 amps, the appliance will require 1,200 watts of power. By doing this calculation, you can determine what appliances can…
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Cyber Attacks: Not if, but when!

Cyber Attacks: Not if, but when! Cyber attacks are often difficult to identify and understand. Cyber threats include dangers such as viruses erasing entire systems, intruders breaking into systems and altering files, using your computer or device to attack others, holding your system hostage and stealing confidential information. The spectrum of cyber risks is limitless…
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Flood Safety

Flood Safety According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), floods are one of the most common disasters in the United States. It’s important to be aware of flood safety hazards no matter where you live, but especially if you live in a low-lying area, near water or downstream from a dam. Even small streams,…
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Computer Security Flaws Discovered

Computer Security Flaws Discovered Critical Cyber Exploits Affect Nearly All Computers Cyber security researchers recently announced the discovery of two major security flaws that could allow hackers to bypass regular security measures and obtain normally inaccessible data. The flaws, referred to as Meltdown and Spectre, are both caused by design flaws found in nearly all…
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Preventing Frozen Pipes

Preventing Frozen Pipes Increase precautions when the temperature drops Temporary measures During extended periods of sub-freezing temperatures, increase thermostat settings to at least 60° F throughout the home to help ensure adequate temperatures are maintained in colder spots. Open bathroom or kitchen cabinet doors that run along outside walls so that warmer roam air can…
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