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  • 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 -
  • WHY YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE A THREE DAY SUPPLY OF WATER
    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 -
  • Ebola Virus - Why Has It Spread So Far, So Fast?
    Source: CDC - Ebola VirusThe Ebola outbreak in the West African Countries of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone has so far caused Suspected Case Deaths: 961, with Suspected and Confirmed Case Count: 1779 as of this writing.The spread of the…
    - 9 Aug 14, 7:37pm -
  • Where are the Safest States to Live In 2014?
    According to the study, Massachusetts is the safest State to live and New Hampshire comes in at number two. Overall the entire North-East of the United States is pretty safe overall based on this study.The study used the following safety factors…
    - 12 Jul 14, 7:48pm -

Relief Web

  • Iran (Islamic Republic of): Iran/Iraq: Earthquake - Nov 2017
    GLIDE number: EQ-2017-000165-IRNDisaster type: EarthquakeAffected countries: Iran (Islamic Republic of), IraqIranThe 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Kermanshah Province, western Iran, on [12 October 2017], has so far claimed at least 407 lives a…
    - 6 days ago 12 Nov 17, 12:00am -
  • Malaysia: Malaysia: Flash Floods - Nov 2017
    GLIDE number: FL-2017-000166-MYSDisaster type: Flash FloodAffected countries: MalaysiaAt least seven people were killed and more than 3,500 people were evacuated in Penang following severe flash floods caused by an 18-hour storm which began on 4 No…
    - 14 days ago 4 Nov 17, 12:00am -
  • Viet Nam: Typhoon Damrey - Nov 2017
    GLIDE number: TC-2017-000159-VNMDisaster type: Flood, Tropical CycloneAffected countries: Viet NamAs of 5 November, Typhoon Damrey caused 29 deaths, destroyed 600 houses and damaged nearly 40,000 houses after hitting 10 provinces and the city of Da…
    - 14 days ago 4 Nov 17, 12:00am -
  • Colombia: Colombia: Floods and Landslides - Oct 2017
    GLIDE number: FL-2017-000164-COLDisaster type: Flood, Land SlideAffected countries: ColombiaApproximately 5,820 people (1,164 families) from the municipal capital and the rural area of the municipality of Timbiquí (Cauca), were affected due to the…
    - 24 days ago 25 Oct 17, 12:00am -
  • Honduras: Honduras: Floods - Oct 2017
    GLIDE number: FL-2017-000160-HNDDisaster type: FloodAffected countries: HondurasA cold weather system in late October 2017 has brought heavy rainfall to Honduras, causing rivers and gorges to flood. As of 29 October 2017, a red alert was in effect…
    - 26 days ago 23 Oct 17, 12:00am -

Almanac

  • Can You Smell Rain Coming?
    Have you ever wondered why we can smell the rain coming? My grandfather could even track squirrels with his sense of smell. What he was best known for, however, was his incredible nose for weather.He could tell a storm was approaching bef…
    - 2 days ago 16 Nov 17, 5:00am -
  • A Costly Year: The Damaging Weather of 2017
    With wildfires, hurricanes, drought, and natural disasters, this year has been by far the costliest ever in the United States in terms of weather events. The total cost of weather-related damages has likely exceeded $350 billion, at least $100 billi…
    - 2 days ago 16 Nov 17, 5:00am -
  • Tracking the High Costs of Hurricanes
    I recently went to Florida to visit my sister and saw damage from Hurricane Irma—mostly downed or damaged palm trees. The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season does not end until Nov. 30, but four major hurricanes of Category 3 or greater have already oc…
    - 23 days ago 25 Oct 17, 6:21pm -
  • What Is So Spooky About Halloween Weather?
    Why does Halloween fit so well with October? It's just interesting to think about how much weather and daylight affect the whole nature of a celebration.Back on the 13th of May of 609 A.D., the Catholic feast of "All Martyrs Day" was estab…
    - 36 days ago 13 Oct 17, 4:00am -
  • The Strongest Hurricane Month Ever
    We all know this hurricane season has been active, but how active? September 2017 was the strongest hurricane month ever recorded. Here's why.First, know that September is typically the busiest month for North American Atlantic Hurricanes due t…
    - 38 days ago 11 Oct 17, 4:00am -

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