As the pandemic is still ongoing as we enter into the late summer months, many activities have been put on hold such as going out to restaurants or the spa. However, there has been a notable uptick of construction projects happening across the country. With many people working from home offices and kids taking online classes, they are also considering getting their homes renovated to make the entire family comfortable. There was a 40% higher demand for bathroom and kitchen remodels, 52% increase in addition projects, and a 166% rise in demand for fences and security systems, according to CNBC.
Hurricanes are increasing in frequency and strength around the world. Whether they are due to climate change or the complex workings of Mother Nature, there’s no denying that hurricanes, cyclones and tropical storms are forces to be reckoned with. In 2019 and 2020 alone, Texas was struck by two powerful weather events. One was Tropical Storm Imelda, which made landfall near Freeport, Texas. The slow and unpredictable path of this storm caused wide-ranging and disastrous flooding over much of southeastern Texas. Hurricane Hanna made landfall in South Texas in July of 2020. Almost 90,000 residents lost power and water from this monster of a storm that reached 90 MPH winds. Hurricane preparedness is the best course of action going forward.
Hygiene has been on everyone's minds as of late, brought on by a fear of potentially deadly germs. Washing your hands is a way to fend off everything from salmonella to the coronavirus to the common cold. Invisible particles on your hands can cause diarrhea, fever, or stomach bleeding. It's particularly important to wash after using the restroom or changing a diaper. Even raw meat can contain undetectable traces of feces on its surface, which can ultimately lead to illness. We'll look at why you should wash your hands and what can happen if you don't.