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Disaster Preparedness Blog

  • 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 -
  • 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

  • Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka: Dengue Outbreak - Jul 2017
    GLIDE number: EP-2017-000086-LKADisaster type: EpidemicAffected countries: Sri LankaThere is an increase in the number of dengue cases in Sri Lanka this year. Since January until 7th July 2017, as many as 82,543 dengue cases, including 250 deaths,…
    - 11 days ago 11 Jul 17, 12:00am -
  • Philippines: Philippines: Earthquakes - Jul 2017
    GLIDE number: EQ-2017-000080-PHLDisaster type: EarthquakeAffected countries: PhilippinesOn 6 July 2017, a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines. The earthquake had a depth of 6.49 kilometres; it had an epicentre located three kilometres n…
    - 16 days ago 6 Jul 17, 12:00am -
  • Myanmar: Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2017
    GLIDE number: FL-2017-000091-MMRDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land SlideAffected countries: MyanmarMonsoon rains and increased water levels in major rivers have caused seasonal floods in Magway and Sagaing regions since the beginning of July.…
    - 17 days ago 5 Jul 17, 12:00am -
  • Guinea: Guinea: Floods - Jul 2017
    GLIDE number: FL-2017-000083-GINDisaster type: FloodAffected countries: GuineaOn 4 July 2017, heavy rainfall hit the forest region of Guinea in the Prefecture of Nzerekore causing serious property damages. Areas which suffered considerable damages…
    - 18 days ago 4 Jul 17, 12:00am -
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea: DPR Korea: Drought - Jun 2017
    GLIDE number: DR-2017-000087-PRKDisaster type: DroughtAffected countries: Democratic People's Republic of KoreaAccording to the Government, drought conditions are affecting North and South Pyongan, North and South Hwanghae provinces and Nampo City.…
    - 25 days ago 27 Jun 17, 12:00am -


  • Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part II)
    With the beginning of hurricane season in June, last month we began to look back on some of the most notable hurricanes that hit the United States in the early 20th century. Time marches on: Hurricane season will continue until November 30, and this…
    - 22 days ago 30 Jun 17, 1:12pm -
  • Nature’s Fireworks: Thunderstorm Facts and Lore
    The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that today’s 4th of July festivities will bring fireworks in the sky . . . from thunderstorms! In honor of nature’s fireworks, we are taking a look at some thunder lore and how thunder is born!What is Thu…
    - 26 days ago 26 Jun 17, 4:00am -
  • What is a Rainbow? | How Rainbows Form
    What is a rainbow? Most everyone has seen a rainbow sometime in their life, but do you know how rainbows are actually formed? Here's an explanation.What is a Rainbow?To put it plainly, rainbows are reflections of sunlight through raindro…
    - 36 days ago 16 Jun 17, 4:00am -
  • Phoning in New Clouds: Part 3 – Meet the Newest Clouds
    As I've mentioned before, twelve new cloud types were announced this past year. Some of the most interesting are what we call the “special” and accessory clouds . . .(The photo above shows the "Doomsday" cloud, Undulatus Asperatus, which…
    - 50 days ago 2 Jun 17, 4:00am -
  • Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part I)
    With the start of hurricane season upon us, let’s look back on some of the worst, most destructive hurricanes that have hit the United States. This month, we’ll look at five from the first half of the 20th century; in coming months, we’ll look…
    - 59 days ago 23 May 17, 8:30pm -

California Weather Blog

  • Monsoon picking up over Southwest; heat & moisture across much of CA
    A very hot start to California summer (except for the immediate coast) After a relatively mild spring across most of California, June brought quite the reversal. A prolonged, record-breaking, and unusually “muggy” heatwave enveloped nearly all of…
    - 19 days ago 2 Jul 17, 11:48pm -
  • Searing, prolonged heatwave developing across much of California & Desert Southwest
    Prolonged, dangerous heatwave imminent for areas away from coast After a relatively mild May and early June period across most of California, a rather remarkable heatwave is already underway and will likely persist for many days. Today will be the fi…
    - 35 days ago 16 Jun 17, 6:40pm -
  • Quiet early summer conditions; thoughts on the season ahead
    Quiet late spring conditions prevail; snowmelt and subtle warmth continues Weather-wise, conditions across most of California have been rather quiescent in recent weeks. Despite a record-wet Water Year to date across much of Northern California, it h…
    - 54 days ago 29 May 17, 5:45pm -

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