August 2017

There are 5 blog entries for August 2017.

When Harvey made landfall in Texas on Friday, Aug. 24, it did so as a Category 4 hurricane, bringing with it catastrophic downpours of more than 11 trillion gallons of rain.

It’s now known as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years, killing at least 17 people and forcing 30,000 people to flee to emergency shelters. For just southeast Texas and her residents so far, it’s estimated the economic cost from Harvey will be $51-$75 billion.

Yesterday, Harvey made landfall again in Louisiana as a tropical storm, with more damage forthcoming.

Watching the news about the destruction can leave a person outside the area feeling helpless. The Real Estate Group has compiled a list of legitimate organizations, which are responding to

Public schools throughout the United States will soon reopen their doors. That means kids will be getting up off their couches while their parents happy dance.

But children in military families might actually face more first days at school, than their civilian counterparts, because their parents have to move because of new orders. Not every military parent can lessen their child’s burden by waiting to move during the summer.

If your child is someone who is facing extra stress because of a new school and new classmates because of your PCS move, check out these organizations and the support they provide:

  1. Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) -- http://www.militarychild.org -- MCEC has resources from “The Call for the Arts” and “Tell Me A

Are you in a place when you can watch the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017? That's the day a total solar eclipse will be visible, within a band, across the entire contiguous United States. The event will begin on the Oregon coast as a partial eclipse, at 9:06 AM PDT (12:06 PM EST), ending as a partial eclipse in Charleston, SC, at 4:06 PM EST.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, totally or partially obscuring the image of the sun for people on Earth. When it's a total solar eclipse, all direct sunlight will be blocked, turning day into darkness.

Be sure to protect your eyes when viewing the eclipse. The only time it's safe to view the eclipse without protection is when the sun is completely covered by the

You’ve finally gotten your orders, and surprise: you’re transferring to Bremerton, WA!

Wait a minute…Bremerton, WA? Isn’t that almost in Canada? I don’t know anything about that area, and now I’m moving my family there?

Here at PCSMoves.com, we're doing an ongoing series of posts about potential new duty stations and how to get your family situated. Each month, we’ll cover different regions, served by the nationwide network of real estate professionals that make up PCSMoves.com. Click here to read our last post about Newport, RI.

Bremerton is in Kitsap County, WA. The 2016 population was listed at 40,500, making it the largest city on the Kitsap Peninsula. Bremerton is home to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and the Bremerton Annex of Naval Base

You’ve finally gotten your orders, and surprise: you’re transferring to Newport, RI!

Hang on a sec…Isn’t Rhode Island the smallest state in the country? Is there even anything there? I don’t know anything about that area, and now I’m moving my family there?

Here at PCSMoves.com, we're doing an ongoing series of entries about potential new duty stations and how to get your family situated. Each month, we’ll cover different regions, served by the nationwide network of real estate professionals that make up PCSMoves.com. Click here to read our last post about Pensacola, FL.

There are 3 military bases in Rhode Island: Naval Station Newport and 2 Coast Guard bases: Station Castle Hill in Newport and Station Point Judith in Narragansett. Naval Station