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Disaster Preparedness Blog

  • Scenario of the Month: An Ice-Storm Wrecks Havoc
    Melted Fiber-optic CableIt is Mid-November. After a week of above-average temperatures and some heavy rain. A massive cold front has moved into your area causing an ice-storm and covering everything in layers of ice. The Mayor has declared a local…
    - 21 Nov 19, 7:56pm -
  • Disaster Tip of The Week: Set Meeting Points to Reunite With Family and Loved Ones
    Meeting PointsIt's hard to believe I wrote a brief post about this over ten years ago - Have a Designated Meeting Place For Your Family. Today, I'd like to expand on this a bit more.Odds are when a disaster or other unexpected event occurs you are…
    - 17 Oct 19, 10:16pm -
  • Medicine and Preparedness: The 22 Medications You Need in Your Personal Stockpile
    Mdeicine for SurvivalMedicine and Preparedness: The 22 Medications You Need in Your Personal Stockpile NOW!I have seen and read many posts over the years about adding or using medicines meant for pets during preparedness or survival situations. Now…
    - 5 Feb 17, 12:04am -
    Water is Life by Williami5 via FlickerHaving water is essential for survival. This we know. Over the years however a massive campaign was launched to get ALL Americans to have At Least three days of water stored for emergencies. This then become 72…
    - 12 Sep 14, 7:58pm -
  • Ebola Virus - Major Issues Coming to Light on Containment
    Source: CDC Ebola VirusWhile I took some downtime for my birthday major things were going on in the world that I missed. One of these events surrounds some major developments regarding the containment of Ebloa or the lack there of.Though current re…
    - 13 Aug 14, 5:14pm -

Relief Web

  • Egypt: Floods - Mar 2020
    Affected country: Egypt Glide: FL-2020-000038-EGY On 11 March 2020, the Egyptian Red Crescent issued an emergency alert and activated its Central Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as wel…
    - 18 days ago 11 Mar 20, 12:00am -
  • Sri Lanka: Drought - Mar 2020
    Affected country: Sri Lanka Glide: DR-2020-000122-LKA On 4 March, the Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka reported that 39,801 people were affected by the drought in four districts (…
    - 24 days ago 5 Mar 20, 12:00am -
  • Bolivia: Floods - Feb 2020
    Affected country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Glide: FL-2019-000034-BOL Flooding was triggered by heavy rain in La Paz Department (central-western Bolivia) on 9 February. According…
    - 49 days ago 9 Feb 20, 12:00am -
  • Pakistan: Locust Infestation - Feb 2020
    Affected country: Pakistan Glide: IN-2020-000035-PAK In Pakistan, ground control operations continue in spring breeding areas of Baluchistan against hopper groups in the interior (Dalban…
    - 57 days ago 1 Feb 20, 12:00am -
  • Tanzania: Floods - Jan 2020
    Affected country: United Republic of Tanzania Glide: FL-2020-000029-TZA On 27 January, heavy rainfall occurred in Kilwa, Liwale and Ruangwa districts in Lindi region in south-eastern Tan…
    - 62 days ago 27 Jan 20, 12:00am -

California Weather Blog

  • Some good news: after record dry February, a sudden shift toward wetter conditions
    A record dry February for California Most of California experienced its driest February on record in 2020–on the heels of what had already been a very dry start to winter (and autumn before it, at least in Northern California). Many places saw zero…
    - 15 days ago 13 Mar 20, 5:08pm -
  • Very dry conditions to continue at least through late February
    A bone-dry February compounds dry start to winter Autumn 2019 was record dry across parts of northern California. Despite an early December reprieve (especially in southern California), conditions have increasingly become increasingly dry across most…
    - 43 days ago 14 Feb 20, 9:45pm -
  • Warm and dry, then cool (and still dry), heading into February
    A dry (and warm, in most places) January in California Unusually dry conditions have been the rule over northern California since the early autumn–where dryness has persisted and become more anomalous in recent weeks. In southern California, howeve…
    - 57 days ago 31 Jan 20, 9:00pm -

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