Archive for the 'Natural Disasters' Category

Preparing For Major Winter Storms

With a major winter snow storm hitting a majority of the eastern United States we thought it would be a good time to discuss Preparing for Major Winter Storms. Heavy snow can immobilize a region and paralyze a city, stranding commuters, closing airports, stopping the flow of supplies, and disrupting emergency and medical services. Accumulations […]

2013 Year End Disaster & Preparedness Review

2014 is knocking on the door, so what happened in 2013? Well here is a rundown of what happened in 2013. Nearly every kind of disaster saw a decrease in activity this year, with some even having some historical significance. Note: The last time both the Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons both averaged below normal […]

5 Steps You Need To Take When Your Refrigerator Goes Out

One of the things you must consider during an urban survival situation is your refrigerator.  No, you don’t need to save it, but you want to get as much use out of the food in your fridge in the event of a major crisis. In fact, these tips don’t have to be reserved for some […]

Vacation Preparedness: Traveling With Your Bug Out Bag

The weather is starting to get beautiful and we are itching to take a week off of work and head somewhere with the family on the yearly Vacation! Ah, yes, vacation… that once a year oasis of fun to get our mind off the stress of work, finances, family and just every day life. But […]

Preparing For a Pandemic Influenza Outbreak

The Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918,lasted over a period of three years occurring in waves, one in 50 people died. A total of 50 Million people perished from it, more than had died in the World War that had just ended. The current flu that shows pandemic potential, the H7N9 strain, has a death rate […]

How To Be Prepared For Blackouts

Have you thought about how you’ll be able to complete important tasks during power blackouts? You’ll need to eat, drink, stay warm, sleep and even entertain yourself. It’s easy to take these simple things for granted when you have electricity, but you need to be prepared to do them without power. Blackouts can occur at […]

How To Prepare For A Winter Storm or Blizzard

With an impending storm slated to arrive this Friday, February 8th 2013, it is a good time to discuss how to prepare for a winter storm or worse, a blizzard. Major nor’easter could bring well over foot of snow Storm moves in Friday through Saturday February 6th 2013 http://www.wmur.com/weather/stormwatch/Major-nor-easter-could-bring-well-over-foot-of-snow/-/17328920/18428730/-/skc0xuz/-/index.html A developing storm to the south […]

Winter Driving Techniques

A fairly nasty winter storm will be affecting the region where I live today with total accumulation ranging from 3 to 5 inches of snow. So with that being the case I figured it would be a perfect time to write up an article about Winter Driving Techniques so we can make sure that everyone […]

Preparing Your Business For A Hurricane

If you are the owner of a business, prepare for a hurricane well beforehand. Gather your equipment and inventory and move them to a more protected location. Lock up your office and have copies of vital office records stored in a safe location outside your office’s premises. Evaluate your insurance coverage and prepare for future […]

Hurricane Sandy 2012: Preparing For An East Coast US Hurricane

With all the talk about a deja vu super storm heading towards the East Coast of the United States it is time to talk about how we all should be prepared for unusual, freak storms; such as an East Coast Hurricane mixed with a blast of cold arctic air from the north. Twitter was a […]

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