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The city of Tampa is the most at risk for storm surge flooding, according to a newly released report.
Florida Home To Half Of Cities Most Vulnerable To Flooding
Tampa, Miami, Ft. Myers and Sarasota have the biggest potential for storm surge resulting in massive flooding, according to a new report from a catastrophe risk modeling firm.
Winter will be here before you know it, so be sure your kids dress warmly headed into cold and flu season.
Bundle Up Your Kids With Cold And Flu Season Here
Keep sickness at bay this winter by dressing your kids appropriately when temperatures are below freezing.
Red-light running is rampant in the U.S., leading to far too many highway fatalities, a new report shows.
5 Worst Cities For Running Red Lights
Houston has seen the highest number of traffic fatalities stemming from motorists running a red light between 2004 and 2013, according to newly released numbers.
A clean fireplace enhances efficiency and reduces the risk of a fire.
3 Basic Ways To Prepare Your Fireplace For Winter
Before the cold weather settles in, these tips will help you get your fireplace ready so that's raring to go when Old Man Winter shows up. 
More than 4,700 people died in pedestrian-vehicle accidents in 2013.
GHSA: More Steps Necessary To Keep Pedestrians Safe
A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association details 21 actions states can take to keep pedestrians safe on the roads.  
Researchers say that keyless entry is the latest stratagem thieves are using to take advantage of unsuspecting car owners.
Thieves 'Keying' In On Keyless Entry
Experts say that thieves are turning the tables on keyless entry by exploiting their security vulnerabilities.
Many states prohibit teens from driving with more than one passenger up to a certain age.
Back To School Means Back To The Roads For Teens
With classes resuming shortly, thousands of teens will not only be learning about math and history, but also the rules of the road.
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon is the latest example of how freak accidents often happen in the comfort of home.
When Freak Accidents Occur At Home
Seemingly harmless household items are linked to thousands of injuries every year.
Audible and vibrating alerts that smartphone users receive may be causing more people to drive distracted, according to a new study from Florida State University.
Cellphone Alerts Nearly As Distracting As Texting, Researchers Say
Researchers from Florida State University say that smartphone alerts may be driving motorists to distraction. 
Schools must ensure that students can be transported quickly when there's a crisis going on.
Report: States, Schools Falling Behind In Child Safety
The vast majority of safety recommendations made by Save The Children have not been fully met, according to a new progress report from the non-governmental organization.
Keeping both hands on the wheel is another way to drive defensively.
Top 5 Rules Of Defensive Driving
Anticipating when an accident might happen is the most effective way to avoid being involved in one.
Tornadoes are arguably the most destructive weather force.
What To Do When A Tornado Strikes
Knowing what to do in the event of a tornado can protect you from harm when Mother Nature rears its ugly head in the form of a twister.
Alcohol ignition interlocks work by preventing drivers from starting their cars if their blood alcohol content is above the legal limit.
Ignition Interlock Technology Could Spare 59,000 Lives Annually, Study Finds
A new study out of the University of Michigan estimates that 59,000 people could be saved through greater alcohol ignition interlock device use.
More than 450,000 Ford vehicles are being recalled for safety problems.
Ford Issues Two Safety Recalls
The Ford Motor Co. is recalling approximately 442,500 vehicles for fuel tank and power steering failure problems.
According to the Federal Railroad Administration, only one-third of railway crossings have flashing lights that alert motorists a train is approaching.
Railroad Industry Urges Police To Ratchet Up Safety Enforcement
Nearly 240 people in the United States died last year in grade crossing incidents, according to the Federal Railroad Administration.
April 30 is National PreparAthon Day.
Does Your Home Have An Emergency Kit?
On this the second annual National PreparAthon Day, a new government poll indicates only half of Americans have an emergency supply kit in their homes.
By being proactive, you as a business owner can prevent workplace injuries.
Basic Tips On How To Avoid Workplace Injuries
Being proactive about safety at the job site can help business owners avoid absenteeism and injury.
Ford has issued a recall order on 213,000 SUVs due to an interior problem affecting the door handles.
Door Handle Malfunction Prompts Massive Recall
Ford is recalling approximately 213,000 Ford Explorers and Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicles built between 2011 and 2013 for an interior door handle problem.
A new study suggests that falling gas prices leads to more crashes on the nation's roads.
Study Ties Lower Gas Prices To Greater Accident Potential
Research out of South Dakota State University suggests that as gas prices go down, automotive crashes tend to rise.
Your home inspection should take two to three hours to complete.
5 Key Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Home Inspector
Here are five questions that will help you land a qualified home inspection professional.
Data exposure is a major threat to small business owners, demanding a reliable security system.
4 Ways To Keep Your Business Protected From Cyber Attacks
Nearly three-quarters of security breaches affect small businesses. These tips can help your company avoid becoming a statistic.
Homeowners insurance companies estimate that approximately 250,000 people annually see their water pipes freeze over due to bitterly cold temperatures.
Storm Juno Reminds Homeowners to Protect Their Water Pipes From Freeze
Nearly a quarter million homeowners experience frozen pipes each year.
 Based on a new survey, many workers are engaging in file-sharing practices that put their employers at risk of data theft or liability.
Employees Admit to 'Frequent' Risky File-sharing Behavior
More than 60% of workers say they've shared documents with someone they weren't supposed to.
Warnings about the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption are getting through to young people, as new statistics indicate that underage drinking among the country's youth is down substantially.
Underage Drinking Drops Substantially
About 1.5 million fewer kids between 12 and 17 had an intoxicating beverage in the past month compared to study done 10 years ago, according to a study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
One unfortunate aspect of live Christmas trees is that they're highly flammable and have been responsible for a number of homeowners insurance claims.
5 Steps to Avoid a Holiday Catastrophe
Though rare, Christmas tree fires occur every year, but they all can be prevented with the proper fire safety awareness.
While the Internet has enabled individuals and businesses to learn, grow and stay connected, it can also be used for fraudulent or deceitful purposes.
Cyber Security: 3 Information Security Laws Everyone Should Know
Often referred to as the information superhighway, the Internet is used by 2.8 billion people throughout the world and as many as 85% of the North American population, according to statistical data.
While businesses are reacting by heightening their awareness and taking steps to prepare, many are still less than confident that their protection systems will stave off a security issue of their own.
Cyber Security: More Businesses Responding to Rise in Breach Threats
Nearly 75% of companies have a data breach response plan in place, according to a new report from Experian and the Ponemon Institute.
In a bid to lower the number of auto insurance claims that result from wildlife walking or running out into traffic, the Virginia Department of Transportation is investigating their travel patterns.
Safety Officials in Virginia Launch 3-Year Study to Reduce Wildlife Collisions
The Virginia Department of Transportation says the analysis should help reduce the number of car accidents involving animals.
Last year, nearly 54,000 Honda Accords were broken into and made off with, NICB revealed in its annual "Hot Wheels" report.
NICB: Honda Accord Most Stolen Vehicle of 2013
Two of the top 5 cars stolen in 2013 are made by Honda.
Although technological advancements and hi-tech gadgetry have helped more drivers protect their vehicles from being stolen, thieves are resorting to new ways of gaining entry into secured vehicles.
NICB Issues Consumer Warning About Keyless Entry Vehicles
Thieves are catching up with the times by gaining access to cars that use keyless entry, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
Despite greater awareness about Internet security and cyber attacks, hundreds of millions of consumers were affected by some form of identity theft through the first six months of 2014, according to a new report.
Nearly Half-Billion Customer Records Breached in 2014 - So Far, Report Finds
Approximately 375 million customers worldwide were affected by data theft through this year's first half, according to recent analysis.
A new report was recently released that people who are looking to buy a smaller car might want to heed.
IIHS: Small Cars Perform Poorly in Overlap Front Test
Only the Mini Cooper Countryman received a "good" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Halloween celebrations are all about having a good time, but the party can be cut short when safety isn't adhered to.
Stay Safe Trick-or-Treating this Halloween
A majority of Americans will be participating in Halloween activities this year, making it a crucial period to celebrate safely.
As hard as it may be to believe, it's been two years since Hurricane Sandy roared ashore, the superstorm that took shape in late October and didn't let up until early November.
Fallout of Hurricane Sandy Still Felt Two Years Later
Superstorm Sandy may be a distant memory, but its effects are still being felt today.
As the second half of the year plays out, the first six months were ones to remember in the natural disaster department, according to newly released details on the economic impact of environmental disasters.
Relatively Quiet First Half of 2014 for Natural Disasters
Economic losses were half of what they are normally at the year's midpoint, but Aon Benfield says the concluding six months could be a different story.
The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing The National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act, which was up for reauthorization.
Windstorm Bill Being Considered by Lawmakers
The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety recently recognized the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a bill that would help protect structures from wind-related damage threats.
When it comes to whether these technologies result in more satisfied motorists, newly released polling data suggests otherwise.
Consumers Somewhat Unimpressed with In-vehicle Technology, Survey Finds
A recent poll from J.D. Power and Associates revealed that satisfaction levels are similar when comparing new-car owners with carry-over owners.
There's a whole host of good reasons for never getting behind the wheel after having an alcoholic drink, not the least of which is putting your and other lives in danger.
How DUI Accidents Affect Auto Insurance
Residents of Sacramento, Calif. see the most significant jump in premiums after fatal DUI crashes, according to a new analysis.
For the past 90 years, the National Fire Protection Association has sponsored the seven-day awareness period, which takes place between Oct. 5 and 11.
Fire Prevention Week Focuses on Smoke Detector Maintenance
Close to two-thirds of the deaths resulting from a structure fire are those where an alarm wasn't present or inoperable, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Three Ford models are among the most-stolen SUVs in the country
NICB: High Number of SUVs, CUVs Stolen in Recent Years
Three of the five most-stolen sports utility vehicles in the past three years are Ford models.
When renters were asked what factors would propel them to continue doing so, rather than purchase a home, some of the most common responses included having too much debt, not making enough money and insufficient credit, a recent survey revealed.
Few Renters Have Insurance, New Poll Finds
Slightly more than one-third of renters have coverage, according to a new Insurance Information Institute survey.
After a year's that's been replete with automotive recalls due to safety issues, a surprising new study reveals that safety takes a backseat to price when it comes to the factors that consumers consider before purchasing a new vehicle.
Poll: Consumers Value Price Over Safety
More car buyers say the affordability of a vehicle has a bigger influence on their decision to purchase a vehicle than safety history, according to YouGov.
Assisted living facilities serve as an effective way to get your loved one the attention he or she needs.
3 Questions to Ask when Selecting an Assisted Living Facility
When your loved one's personal needs become too much, how you answer these questions can help guide you toward the assisted living facility that's best.
A CDC poll says that 1 in 4 women are affected by sexual abuse in their lifetime.
How to Protect Yourself from Sexual Assault
With the 2014-15 school season underway, these recommendations can help protect college-aged women from unwanted sex acts.
Nearly 95% of respondents indicated that they recognize texting and driving as being a potentially hazardous behavior, Harris Interactive revealed in a new poll.
Poll: Most Americans Admit to Texting Despite Crash Risk
Three in four drivers say they've sent a text while driving, even though they're aware of accident potential, Harris Interactive revealed.
According to the National Weather Service, there's an 80% chance that El Nino will occur during either the fall or winter.
Will Fall Bring an Active or Quiet Season for Storms?
If 2014 is a repeat of 2013, it could be another quiet autumn on tap.
Three-quarters of U.S. consumers say the punishment for texting behind the wheel is inadequate.
Americans Want More Rigorous Penalties from Texting and Driving
Three-quarters of U.S. consumers say the punishment for texting behind the wheel is inadequate.
If you're squeezing every last bit of the seasonable weather out of 2014 that you can, a cycling safety refresher course may be in order
End-of-Season Bicycle Safety Tips
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has some safety recommendations that cyclists should live by.
The primary method many drivers utilize in order to not fall asleep is drinking caffeinated beverages
Drowsy Drivers Look to Caffeine to Stay Awake
A recent poll reveals that sleep-deprived motorists rely on caffeinated beverages to remain alert.
Texting while driving is not only dangerous, it's infuriating to other drivers, according to a new study.
Texters Most Anger-Inducing Drivers, Americans Say
A new survey from Expedia says that motorists find texting while driving to be the most infuriating behavior to observe.
This year's hurricane season is expected to be less severe and on par with last year's relatively calm period.
Another Dormant Hurricane Season on Tap, NOAA Says
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration indicates there's a 50% chance there will be fewer hurricanes than normal this year.
As the summer weather creeps in, be sure to check to see if your headlights' output is affected by the heat and humidity.
Summer Weather can Reduce Output of Headlights
Lighting experts say that drivers should be particularly mindful of their vehicle's headlights when temperatures are hot and humid.
Experts have asserted that the the government needs to enforce stronger building codes to offset climate change effects.
NAMIC: Government Must do More to Curb Effects of Mother Nature
The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies says lawmakers should create incentives for states to enforce more rigorous build codes.
When you're choosing your next family pet, keep these dog breeds in mind.
3 Great Dog Breeds for Your Family
With today being National Dog Day, enjoy the companionship that canines bring with one of these breeds.
A new report has confirmed that Honda's Civic and Accord auto models are the most stolen car in the country.
Most Frequently Stolen Vehicle of 2013
The Civic and Accord, both made by Honda, were the most frequently stolen and recovered car models last year, according to LoJack.
Fire damages costs have been rising for more than 30 years, according to a new report from the NFPA.
NFPA: Fire Damage Expenses Up Significantly Since 1980
The National Fire Protection Association says the total cost of fires in the U.S. has increased by 34% in the past three decades.
Despite many teens believing texting behind the wheel is more dangerous than skydiving, many still do it.
Texting and Driving Habits of Teens
Notwithstanding the dangers, many teens still text and drive, according to new polling data.
Americans may not have a very clear idea of what leads to a mandatory evacuation.
Determining Factors in a Hurricane Evacuation
8 in 10 Americans incorrectly believe that evacuation boundaries are affected by hurricane category, according to a FLASH survey.
A new report has found that smartphone theft is a growing concern around the country.
Smartphone Theft On The Rise
Consumer Reports says 3.1 million smartphones were stolen last year, twice the rate of 2012.
The American Kennel Club is reminding the country to keep pet fire safety in mind.
Keep your pet protected this 'Pet Fire Safety Day'
Approximately a half-million pets are affected by a fire in the home each year, according to the American Kennel Club.
There are a lot of advantages to owning a used car, one of them being that policyholders can traditionally save on their auto insurance premiums.
What used cars to avoid
Consumer Reports recently put together a list of used vehicles to steer clear of and what serve as good alternatives.
A large number of Americans are learning about new auto technologies by renting cars.
Poll: Car Buyers Opting out of Test Drives
Half of consumers say that they got their first taste of new automotive systems after renting a car.
Just because a hurricane season is predicted to be weak doesn't mean the individual storms won't be powerful.
Inactive hurricane seasons have produced big storms
Safety organizations and the insurance industry remind U.S. residents that historically quiet hurricane seasons can still be damaging.
Cameras mounted on the back of cars are more effective at detecting blockages in the road than parking sensors are, according to recent analysis.
Vehicle-mounted cameras superior
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds that rear cameras do a better job at reducing blind zones than parking sensors.
As car theft season draws closer, NHTSA is warning all vehicle owners to take caution.
Peak Season for Vehicle Theft
Peak season for cars being stolen is July and August, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
If new forecasts are correct, 2014 won't be a disastrous year when it comes to hurricanes.
2014 Hurricane Forecast Predictions
Colorado State University climatologists say 2014 could be a repeat of 2013, when hurricanes were few and far between.
Graco recently issued a voluntary recall on its child seat harness buckles.
Graco issues voluntary recall on child seat harness buckles
The recall is over reported issues of buckles becoming difficult to open once kids are strapped into their child safety seats.
Although new hands-free technologies have become commonplace, experts assert these still come with inherent danger.
NSC says hands-free technology still poses crash risk
The National Safety Council indicates that hands-free devices are just as dangerous as handheld cellphones when it comes to distracted driving.
The number of insurance claims following automotive recalls may be on the decline.
Auto insurance claims less frequent after recalls than before
The Highway Loss Data Institute recently revealed a study that shows why it's so important to act on safety recalls when they're issued.
A new study has found Americans are willing to spend higher amounts on their wedding day than in the past.
Americans broaden budgets for wedding expenses
Not including the honeymoon, the average couple spent nearly $30,000 for their wedding last year, according to The
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