Post-Disaster Prepping Lessons from Hurricane Harvey
01 Sep 2017

Post-Disaster Prepping Lessons From Hurricane Harvey

The news reports we are hearing of the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking. Tens of thousands of people in coastal areas in Texas have been evacuated from their flooded neighborhoods, if they could get out at all. On NPR a woman spoke of having to wade out of her

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rising flood emergency
20 May 2016

4 Effective Tactics for Surviving a Flood

Floods are the most common natural disaster in the country. They can also be deadly if you’re unprepared. It only takes a few inches of fast-moving water to knock down a person or lift a vehicle. If flash flooding is expected in your area, don’t risk getting stranded away from

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car in flood
09 May 2016

Man Escapes Flooded River After Truck is Submerged

A man put his skills to use so he could survive a monster flood in Springfield, Missouri. Jonathan Whitworth is lucky to be alive after he drove over Wilson’s Creek in West Springfield. It can happen so fast you don’t even realize the situation. To hear Jonathan tell it to

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car in flood
23 Dec 2015

Flooded Creek Car Escape Teaches Valuable Survival Lessons

Winter weather can cause flash floods that make roads you thought you knew take on a new, and very deadly, risk. Trevor Thorlakson, 16, didn’t notice the water until it was too late when he was driving on a rural road in in Gerald, Missouri. He and a friend were

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08 Dec 2015

Running the Rapids: How to Protect Yourself in Whitewater

The rush of whitewater rafting is pure adrenaline. Your first sight of the set of wild rapids just down the river sends your heart rate pumping. You grip your paddle with knuckles as white as the water. While floating rivers and group river rafting tours are a common outdoor pastime,

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16 Dec 2014

How to Escape a Sinking Car

When Carrie Mattingly lost control of her SUV on an icy road, she and her daughter went headlong into a nearby pond. The Washington state residents crashed through a fence and had precious seconds to get out with their lives.

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11 Nov 2014

True Tales of Survival: How to Survive a Tsunami

“It was like a slap from a giant.” This is how a survivor of the 2004 tsunami that struck 12 countries bordering the Indian Ocean described the first wave. An otherwise peaceful morning with crisp blue skies turned to a muddy brown nightmare in the blink of an eye. In

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