Thunderstorms can throw one of nature’s most spectacular shows, but at the same time prove to be deadly. Dangers associated with thunderstorms can include lightning, hail, heavy rain, flooding, strong winds associated with downbursts, microbursts and tornadoes.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless deadly gas. Because you cannot see, taste, or smell it, carbon monoxide can kill before you know it is there. Everyone is at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Experts believe, however, that individuals with greater oxygen requirements such as unborn babies, infants, children, senior citizens, and people with coronary or respiratory problems are at greater risk.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – It’s easy to spot a married farmer.
There’s the telltale tan line around the wedding ring. All too often, missing fingers clue you into a farm accident gone bad.
Cuivre River Electric Cooperative reminds area residents to be aware of the dangers of electricity while working outdoors this spring. Cuivre River Safety Coordinator Doug Bagby stresses, “Play it safe with electricity. Accidents involving power lines usually happen when someone doesn’t take the time to look up and observe the whole situation. Take time to educate younger or less experienced workers to avoid potential hazards when working.”
Source: Tom Fuhrman, 660-269-9656
MOBERLY, Mo. – Spending few hours now on spring home maintenance can save you many hours and dollars later, says a University of Missouri Extension housing specialist.