Flooding Deja Vu: Here Comes The Rain

Now’s the Time for Iowa Homeowners to Ready Their Flood Defense Plan

In one of Mother Nature’s cruelest twists of irony, nearly 10 years to the date of the devastating Iowa floods of 2018, flooded rivers and waters are again threatening numerous towns throughout eastern Iowa.

A fury of early June rains have many of the Hawkeye State’s rivers and tributaries threatening to reach flood stage and overflow their banks.… Read the rest

How Your House Can Survive A Bomb Cyclone

Let’s face the cold, hard, inescapable, miserable truth: So far, the winter of 2018 has felt like winter in the coldest, harshest northern regions of Westeros. Stephen King isn’t cruel enough to dream up anything as harsh as what January has already dealt us. If you’re not an avid ice fisherman, this winter has been for the birds, well, the birds not smart enough to fly south months ago.… Read the rest

Does Your Home Have a Sinking Feeling?

Des Moines. Cedar Rapids. Burlington. Dubuque. Interstate 80. Out of nowhere and without warning, sinkholes are appearing all over Iowa and often swallowing everything in their path.  And you thought teenagers had a bottomless appetite.

This is no horror movie plot. This is reality for thousands of unsuspecting Midwest homeowners. As hundreds of evacuated homeowners in Fraser, Mich., discovered in December, sinkholes can strike anywhere.… Read the rest