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How to Keep Your Backyard Campfires Safe

There is nothing like a campfire to create a cozy atmosphere when friends and family get together under the stars. A fire draws the gaze and lets you keep warm while socializing in the cool of the evening. A campfire can even be used to cook a meal if you have the right type of fire and accessories. But where there is fire, there is...

6 Tips to Prepare for Power Outages

We rely on electricity to stay warm, keep our homes illuminated, cook, heat or pump water, and to keep us entertained on our TVs and other devices. A power outage can be a short-term annoyance or last for days. It is worthwhile, with weather systems changing, to have a plan in place, so your family stays safe in a lengthy power outage. Keep a Supply...

Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared

September is National Preparedness Month and the staff of Allen & Furr encourages individuals, families and businesses to take this opportunity to prepare for emergencies. The annual event serves as a reminder that we should take action to plan, prepare and stay informed about emergency situations. When preparing for emergencies, first consider basic needs like fresh water, food, clean air and warmth.  The following items are...

Prepare now to protect family, investments against storm disasters

With haunting images of the Oklahoma tornado and Superstorm Sandy fresh in our minds, we enter National Hurricane Preparedness Week and NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season this year.  Hurricane preparedness is not just for the coast.  No matter where you live in Georgia, hurricane hazards can affect you.  Hurricanes and tropical storms can produce tornadoes because...