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2014-08-24 16:20:25

Early damage reports from today's earthquake validate the case for simple preparations for families and small businesses to help prevent injury, property damage, and post-earthquake fires TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing today's 6.0 magnitude Northern California earthquake, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) urges residents in 42 USGS-identified earthquake states to take immediate action to prevent injuries, property damage, and post-earthquake...

2014-05-15 08:36:05

As Moore, OK tornado anniversary approaches, focus turns toward new tornado building methods that can protect millions who live in harm's way TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the anniversary of the May 20, 2013, deadly EF-5 Moore, Oklahoma tornado approaches, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® calls for other communities to follow in the footsteps of Moore leaders to better protect their residents. The Moore tornado took 24 lives,...

2014-04-16 16:23:08

National nonprofit recognized for raising public awareness about flood risks, evacuation zones and home safety options ORLANDO, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hurricane Conference award committee today presented the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) with the Outstanding Achievement Award in the public awareness category for its Peak Hurricane Season campaign. Specifically, FLASH was recognized for its national Satellite Media Tour (SMT). On...

2014-04-15 08:22:29

FLASH cites disturbing survey findings and offers new evacuation safety resources ORLANDO, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national Harris Interactive Survey commissioned by the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® has revealed some frightening perceptions regarding hurricane evacuation. The survey found that a vast majority of Americans, 84 percent, mistakenly base their life or death evacuation decisions on the hurricane category and/or wind speed. In...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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