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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

  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea: DPR Korea: Heat Wave - Aug 2018
    GLIDE number: HT-2018-000126-PRKDisaster type: Heat WaveAffected countries: Democratic People's Republic of KoreaOn 2 August 2018, the DPRK RCS officially informed the IFRC Country Office in the DPRK of a developing emergency in both South Pyongan…
    - 14 days ago 2 Aug 18, 12:00am -
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2018
    GLIDE number: EP-2018-000129-CODDisaster type: EpidemicAffected countries: Democratic Republic of the CongoThe Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced on 01 Aug 2018 that preliminary laboratory results indicate a cluster of cas…
    - 15 days ago 1 Aug 18, 12:00am -
  • Indonesia: Indonesia: Earthquakes - Jul 2018
    GLIDE number: EQ-2018-000122-IDNDisaster type: EarthquakeAffected countries: IndonesiaA 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck off Lombok, province of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, at 05:47 local time, on 29 July 2018, followed by 66 aftershocks with…
    - 18 days ago 29 Jul 18, 12:00am -
  • El Salvador: El Salvador: Drought - Jul 2018
    GLIDE number: DR-2018-000106-SLVDisaster type: DroughtAffected countries: El SalvadorIn El Salvador, there will be a meeting of the United Nations country team tomorrow [27 July] to develop a plan of action following the declaration by the Governme…
    - 23 days ago 24 Jul 18, 12:00am -
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic (the): Lao PDR/Cambodia: Floods - Jul 2018
    GLIDE number: FF-2018-000118-LAODisaster type: Flood, Technological Disaster, Tropical CycloneAffected countries: Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)Heavy rainfall over a period of several days in Attapeu Province resulted in dangerous…
    - 24 days ago 23 Jul 18, 12:00am -

Almanac

  • Climate, Change, and CO2: How Each Affects the Weather
    We see the weather change every day; weather is the condition of the atmosphere over relatively short periods of time, from seconds to a few years. Less apparent are changes in climate: Climate is the average and range of weather events over longer p…
    - 27 days ago 20 Jul 18, 12:32pm -
  • Thunderstorm Facts and Lore
    With July comes nature's fireworks—thunderstorms! How is thunder formed? How far away is lightning? Let's look at some thunder lore and how thunder is born.What is Thunder?Thunder is born in the instant when the return lightning stroke le…
    - 51 days ago 26 Jun 18, 4:00am -
  • Nearing the End of Solar Cycle 24
    Solar Cycle 24 is approaching its end, which will mean the beginning of Solar Cycle 25. What does that mean for Earth's weather—and for us?Fig. 1 (below) is a graph from the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center showing Cycle 24’s very low…
    - 64 days ago 12 Jun 18, 6:21pm -
  • Noctilucent Clouds: They Come From Outer Space!
    It's noctilucent cloud season! Every year, from late spring through summer, eerie electric-blue clouds ripple across the night sky. They look alien—resembling something from another world. And that's not far off. A key ingredient for the myste…
    - 78 days ago 30 May 18, 4:00am -
  • Weather's Important Role in Religious History
    Throughout history, religious milestones and unusual weather events and natural phenomena have often coincided. Whether you believe in the divine or not, it can be interesting to contemplate the connections. Noah's ArkPerhaps the best-know…
    - 85 days ago 23 May 18, 2:25pm -

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