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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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Facts and Prevention for House Fires

At Milestone Building Group, we take Orange County house fires very seriously. We genuinely care about Orange County residents and their families, and do everything we can to prevent you from ever having to call us. But disasters do happen, and in case of a fire in your home, we want you to know where […]

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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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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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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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More Wind Coming to Orange County

Yes, the winter windstorms in Orange County, Los Angeles and the Inland Empire have not finished with us yet. The National Weather Service reports that another “inside slider” is going to move into the region tomorrow and Friday. (more…)

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Wind Still Affecting Orange County – Fire Warning

If you are expecting the winds to have left the Southland, you’ll be disappointed. Residents in some areas are still waiting for power to be restored, and many areas will have to be patient while waiting for the winds to die down. The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning today for the mountains of […]

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Hurricane Winds Predicted for Orange County

The “inside slider” weather pattern, as the National Weather Service calls it, could hit twice more this weekend and even continue into early next week. Weather Service meteorologist Miguel Miller says three inside sliders in five days is a not unheard of, but a little out of the ordinary. Gusts reached almost 100 miles an […]

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