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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: Floods and Landslides - May 2017
    GLIDE number: FL-2017-000057-LKADisaster type: Flood, Land SlideAffected countries: Sri LankaIncessant rains during the past 48hrs across Sri Lanka has affected over half a million people in 7 districts. Most affected was the Rathnapura district wh…
    - 3 days ago 25 May 17, 12:00am -
  • Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso: Floods - May 2017
    GLIDE number: FL-2017-000054-BFADisaster type: FloodAffected countries: Burkina FasoFloods and violent winds have killed three people, injured 18 others and destroyed more than 750 houses across the country since the beginning of May. Overall, 5,12…
    - 13 days ago 15 May 17, 12:00am -
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2017
    GLIDE number: EP-2017-000048-CODDisaster type: EpidemicAffected countries: Democratic Republic of the CongoOn 11 May, the Ministry of Health of the DRC informed WHO that of five laboratory samples tested, one tested positive for Ebola virus at the…
    - 17 days ago 11 May 17, 12:00am -
  • Russian Federation: Russian Federation: Floods - May 2017
    GLIDE number: FL-2017-000052-RUSDisaster type: FloodAffected countries: Russian FederationBetween 10 and 15 May 2017, the destruction of the dam in the district of Ishim (Tyumen region) and water spills across the Ishim river caused massive floodin…
    - 18 days ago 10 May 17, 12:00am -
  • Kenya: Kenya: Floods - May 2017
    GLIDE number: FL-2017-000051-KENDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land SlideAffected countries: KenyaIn Kenya, torrential rains have caused floods and landslides in Kwale, Mombasa, Taita Taveta and Garissa counties, including in Dadaab camp. Over…
    - 19 days ago 9 May 17, 12:00am -


  • 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…
    - 4 days ago 23 May 17, 8:30pm -
  • Phoning in New Clouds: Part 2 – Meet the Newest Clouds
    My last post celebrated cloud lovers and how they shook the science world with their cell phones. They discovered 12 clouds now listed in the International Cloud —Atlasthe first officially recognized in 30 years. Now it’s time to meet these str…
    - 6 days ago 22 May 17, 4:00am -
  • Phoning in New Clouds: Part 1
    Reach into your pocket and you will find the newest weather instrument—your cell phone. Thanks to people’s cell pictures, scientists have now discovered 12 new clouds. These are the first new clouds discovered in 30 years. For a cloud to o…
    - 13 days ago 15 May 17, 4:00am -
  • Summer 2017 Weather Predictions
    With winter behind us, let’s look ahead to see our most likely weather over the rest of spring and the coming summer.The key to our upcoming weather is that Solar Cycle 24 is now well into its declining phase after reaching double peaks in la…
    - 33 days ago 25 Apr 17, 2:08pm -
  • The Beautiful Earth From Above

    - 38 days ago 20 Apr 17, 4:00am -

California Weather Blog

  • Unsettled May pattern to bring showers (and some thunderstorms) to California
    A warm spring so far; wet north, dry south The first half of spring has been rather warm across most of California, with temperatures ranging from slightly above average in the north to well above average in the south. The winter storm parade contin…
    - 23 days ago 4 May 17, 5:50pm -
  • California hits precipitation record as spring warming commences
    Record wet in Northern California; huge snowpack threatens floods It’s official: the Northern Sierra “8-Station Index”–comprised of 8 precipitation observation sites in the northern half of the Sierra Nevada watershed–has eclipsed 1982-198…
    - 41 days ago 16 Apr 17, 7:07pm -
  • Unusually strong April storm headed for Northern California this week
    Recent weather overview After a record wet winter across much of Northern California (and a less impressive but still above average winter in Southern California), March was a relatively dry month across most of the state. This was especially true ac…
    - 52 days ago 5 Apr 17, 5:48pm -

Capital Weather Gang