Make your boat shipshape for the season

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After being bundled up for the winter, your boat needs a little attention as you remove the shrink wrapping or heavy winter cover. Follow a few tips to make the experience easier and more pleasurable.

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New test for distracted driving: Textalyzers

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Lawmakers in a handful of cities and states are considering allowing police to use devices called textalyzers to test for suspected cell phone use at the scene of car accidents.

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April showers, May flowers and spring home repairs

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Spring weather brings hope for new beginnings and warmer temperatures. However, these seasonal changes could significantly damage the exterior protective layers of your house, leading to potentially costly structural damage. Watch out for these conditions.

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April showers, May flowers and spring home repairs

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spring-home-repairs

Spring weather brings hope for new beginnings and warmer temperatures. However, these seasonal changes could significantly damage the exterior protective layers of your house, leading to potentially costly structural damage. Watch out for these conditions.

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Have a plan for responding to floods

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Floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters, with many U.S. communities experiencing some degree of flooding after spring rains, winter snow thaws or heavy thunderstorms. Learning about this weather possibility and how to properly prepare for it can save lives and minimize damage.

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Hail: Tips to prevent injury and reduce damage

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There are about 5,600 hailstorms in the United States every year, based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data. Learning about this weather phenomenon and how to properly prepare for it can save lives and minimize damage.

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Distractions contribute to pedestrian deaths, injuries

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pedestrian-crossing

“I didn’t see them!” That’s usually the first thing someone says when they’ve been involved in a vehicle-pedestrian crash. The latest statistical year shows that 5,977 pedestrians were killed in U.S. traffic crashes – one every 1.5 hours, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration figures. In addition, 129,000 pedestrians were treated for non-fatal crash-related injuries. While these figures remained about steady compared with the prior year, the numbers are still alarming.

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Household substances put parents of teens on alert

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We all know about the importance of limiting teen access to alcohol, prescription medications and similar substances around the house. However, some teenagers are finding ways to abuse products commonly found at home or easily purchased in the community.

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