Tag Archives | california wildfires

What to Do After Disaster Strikes Your Home

You may think that just because we’re in beautiful Orange County, where usually not much happens in the way of disasters, we’re safe from people who prey on the misfortunes of others. Sadly, you’ll be wrong. Although we don’t have hurricanes, flooding rivers, tornadoes or blizzards, we DO have wildfires, mudslides and earthquakes…and criminals who […]

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How to Prepare for Earthquakes and Mudslides

Every month we see something on the news that makes us at Milestone Building Group think about how we could be more prepared. We had some earthquakes last month here in Southern California, some wildfires in the Riverside area, Northern California has experienced some wildfires that caused evacuations, and of course Hurricane Issac battered the […]

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Indoor/Outdoor Safety Tips for Lightning Storms

This week Northern California firefighters are working hard to contain several fires caused by over 900 lightning strikes last weekend. Yes, you read that right—900. In fact, lightning strikes and fires caused by them occur most often in the summer months. (more…)

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Is Your Home or Business Prepared for a Wildfire?

It’s starting and, as usual, it’s starting when the temperatures are at their highest in the summer. Hopefully, temperatures will be cooling soon for Orange County and the Inland Empire, but more importantly, we hope the wildfires calm down. (more…)

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Grilling and Campfire Safety for Orange County Residents

There’s not much better than grilling outside during the summer months. Not only does it keep the house cooler because you don’t have the stove and oven going, it also gives mom a break by making dad do some of the cooking. Often the weekends and holidays are when the grill is most popular. And […]

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How to Prepare for a Wildfire in Orange County

You were probably not aware that last week was Wildfire Awareness Week. Last Friday, the Barona Fire Protection District, along with numerous emergency service agencies across California, conducted an annual wildfire firefighter field training. This three-day, hands-on training exercise was sponsored by the Barona Band of Mission Indians and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). […]

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Lower the Risk of Fire in Your Orange County Home

California has always been an attractive state to own a home because of its warm climate and sunny beaches. While we do enjoy mostly mild weather year-round, we in Southern California are still often plagued with yearly wildfires. So far this year we’ve had extremely low amounts of rainfall; consequently, experts are predicting a longer […]

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Dry Winter Could Make for an Ugly Fire Season

It’s no secret—there hasn’t been a lot of rain in Orange County so far this winter. Bad news: get used to it. There’s not much rain forecast for the rest of the winter, and winter technically lasts until March 20. Our rainiest months are usually February and March! While most people are celebrating and getting […]

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Extremely Dry Winter Means Increased Fire Risk Statewide

This is one of the driest winters on record, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. This is due to the lack of precipitation across the state, which is over 80% lower than normal. Although the temperatures are dropping at night, daytime temperatures have soared above 80 degrees Fahrenheit over the last […]

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More Wind Expected in the Southland

As if two windstorms this winter hadn’t created enough mayhem and destruction, there’s a new one scheduled to hit the desert early tomorrow morning. Starting at 4 a.m. Thursday morning and lasting up until 1 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service’s warning is in effect for the Coachella Valley and the Palm Springs area. They […]

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