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Floods – Disaster Prepardness

Floods – Disaster Prepardness Floods – Failing to evacuate flooded areas, entering flood waters, or remaining after a flood has passed can result in injury or death. Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods may: Result from rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges, and overflows of dams and other water systems. Develop slowly or quickly – Flash floods can come with no warning. Cause outages, disrupt...

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Wildfire Evacuation Preparation

Wildfire Evacuation Preparation PREPARE YOUR FAMILY How to Prepare for evacuation from a Wildfire Evacuation plans for families with young children should include helping toddlers understand how to quickly respond in case of fire, and how adults can escape with babies. Prepare ahead of time by practicing your family’s fire escape plan, and what to do to be safe when there is a wildfire nearby.It is important to talk to toddlers and small children at a level that they understand and that does not frighten. Here are a few...

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Collapse of Civilization is Near

Collapse of Civilization is Near A shattering collapse of civilization is a “near certainty” in the next few decades due to humanity’s continuing destruction of the natural world that sustains all life on Earth, according to biologist Prof Paul Ehrlich. In May, it will be 50 years since the eminent biologist published his most famous and controversial book, The Population Bomb. But Ehrlich remains as outspoken as ever. The world’s optimum population is less than two billion people – 5.6 billion fewer than on the...

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Build a Kit

Build a Kit Build A Kit Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Headed to the store? Download a printable version to take with you. Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, or seniors. After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having...

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Flu Pandemic Preparation

Flu Pandemic Preparation Planning ahead and stopping the spread of germs can help keep you and your family safe if there’s a flu pandemic. A flu pandemic is caused by a new flu virus that spreads easily and makes many people sick around the world. For example, the H1N1 virus caused a flu pandemic in 2009. Similar to seasonal (regular) flu, a flu pandemic is caused by a virus that infects the nose, throat, and lungs. How is a flu pandemic different from seasonal flu? Flu pandemics and seasonal flu are caused by...

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EMP Must-Haves

EMP Must-Haves Few survival scenarios have captured the imagination (or spawned fear) like the electro-magnetic pulse. This event or weapon, commonly known as an EMP, creates a short burst of electromagnetic energy that can disrupt or even destroy electronic devices and systems, potentially even the electrical power grid. An EMP can occur naturally, such as the pulse from a massive solar flare, but EMPs are also created by technological devices, typically nuclear weapons. The most frightening scenario is...

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Mass Extinction Prediction

Mass Extinction Prediction A mass extinction that wipes out humanity will be under way by the year 2100, scientists have claimed. By the end of the century, it’s feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a “threshold of catastrophe” which leads to the destruction of our species. In the past 540 million years, the planet has endured five such wipeouts — including the extinction of the dinosaurs. The worst took place 252 million years ago and is known as the...

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Survived the Apocalypse!

Survived the Apocalypse! Good For You! You’ve survived the end of the world. Now what? The truth is, yes, you’ve survived, but there were seven billion other living people just the week before. Yes, yes, total killjoy, but it is a matter of fact, most people have no idea how to survive without the plentiful resources which we have been nurtured with for our entire lives. And by the time the world ends, the Internet will no longer work, so Google cannot save you. The local library is one of the places that on your...

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Planning for disaster by building up your food storage

Planning for disaster by building up your food storage When a tragedy or natural disaster strikes, many people find themselves unprepared for the effects. Invariably, when a warning is issued for something such as a massive snowstorm or flood, the stores are raided for water, batteries, milk, and anything easily prepared. If someone is late getting to the store, they may be left with nothing but cans of beets. For that reason, the federal government recommends putting together a disaster preparedness kit—more commonly known as food storage. The...

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Surviving a Disaster: Your Guide to Prepping for Nature’s Worst

Surviving a Disaster: Your Guide to Prepping for Nature’s Worst Surviving a disaster: Within the past ten years alone, over eighty hurricanes have occurred throughout the world, leaving thousands without electricity and running water or homeless. During the most recent hurricane in Florida, many were forced to pack up some belongings and evacuate their homes. Hurricanes aren’t the only natural disasters that can occur, though; typhoons, floods, tornadoes, wildfires, blizzards, and more can happen at any time. Here is a guide that will help you gather all...

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