Low cost flood insurance is available for most Texas residents. The best rates are with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This is a program created by the federal government to provide affordable flood insurance.
Smoke Alarms: Many homes, especially older homes: may not have adequate smoke alarms in the basement. Make sure your home theater experience is a good one. Make careful decisions if you decide to build your own home theater.
You need to know right up front why you are getting the coverage you need. We all know the law requires insurance and that is not what I am talking about. What I mean is what is important and what means the most to you about your van.
But, it's just like having the opportunity to purchase Flood Insurance or hurricane insurance. It seems like an insurance company's trick to take more of your money that they will never have to give back. Terrorism insurance exists and you never know when you are going to need it. Ask the great people of New Orleans if they thought they would ever have needed hurricane insurance.
My husband decided to make our walk-in closet our "safe room." So we put our mattress in our closet (which just fits), along with our pillows, safe, water, non-perishable food, cell phones, computer (not that it will work once the power goes out), money, and of course all of our clothes and shoes. We hope that we won't have to stay in our "safe room" for more than six hours, but we're prepared for the long windy, rainy night. And if the power goes out for more than a day, then we'll have to evacuate; but for now, the news media has advised us to hunker down and shelter at home.
There are states that initially provide the insurance policies at a cheap rate because of the possibility of flooding in the area and the homeowner really has no choice because flooding is a tragedy that one cannot avoid.
Sue - We learned a lot about carbon emissions when we were doing our research. Carbon emission is the carbon dioxide we are putting into the air. That is called emitting carbon. To emit means to send out, release or give off. Like when we breathe, we emit carbon dioxide into the air. When we run our cars , we emit carbon dioxide. When we run our factories to make products, we emit carbon dioxide. When we burn anything we cause carbon dioxide to be emitted.
At times, rather then provide housing for ourselves, it would be so much easier and cost effective, if we could just find a hole in a huge tree to sleep in but then scavaging for food would be almost a fulltime job! So in conclusion, I guess our basic need for housing as humans isn't so bad after all.