apocalyptic landscape
15 Jun 2018

What’s Your State’s Disaster Resilience and Recovery Plan

Have you ever looked into your state’s disaster recovery plan? Or even checked to see if they have one? I don’t know about all states, but my state does have one. And if you look into it, it has some pretty scary stuff. I first encountered my state’s Resilience Plan

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Should You Shelter Inside Your Vehicle?
06 Apr 2018

Should You Shelter Inside Your Vehicle?

Let’s say you’re stuck somewhere for the night. Is it better to stay inside your vehicle or take your in-care gear bag and hustle out of there? Much of this choice depends on your own level of training, the gear you have, and the particular situation you’re in. Being in

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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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10 Jan 2017

Lessons from the Storm of 2016

In December of 2016, a rash of winter weather swept across Oregon, bringing thick bouts of freezing rain and snow to Lane County. The ice piled onto roads, trees and power lines causing massive power outages and hazardous road conditions. Tens of thousands of people were without lights or heating

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How to Survive a Tornado
09 Sep 2016

How to Survive a Tornado

While storms that spawn tornadoes are thought of as being primarily a spring thing, because the majority of tornadoes occur from April through June. But the reality is that tornadoes can happen at any time of year. In fact, an F-2 tornado just ripped through an industrial park in Windsor,

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There is no safe place outdoors during lightning
01 Aug 2016

Practical Guide: 3 Ways to Stay Safe in a Lightning Storm While Camping

Using this practical guide to saying safe in a lightning storm while camping may save your life. Lightning can strike anywhere when a storm breaks out. Depending on where you’re located outdoors, a thunderstorm could be potentially dangerous. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that there is no safe

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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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protect your family
15 Apr 2016

How to Prepare Your Children for a Natural Disaster

Children need to understand what’s expected of them in the event of a sudden disaster from a hurricane, tornado, tsunami, or severe storms. Depending on a child’s age, he or she might know what natural disasters are and that they can injure people. There are various resources particularly helpful in educating

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hiker on ice
19 Mar 2016

How to Rescue Someone Who Falls Through Ice

You need to know the critical steps and  how to avoid risking your own life in the process of rescuing someone from a fall through the ice. If someone falls through ice and you’re the only one who can save the victim, don’t rush to them. Don’t go near the

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