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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 -
    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

  • Mongolia: Mongolia: Flash Floods - Jul 2018
    GLIDE number: FL-2018-000092-MNGDisaster type: Flash Flood, FloodAffected countries: MongoliaBetween 3th of July to 5th of July 2018, heavy rainfall of unprecedented intensity caused flash flooding in several parts of Mongolia affecting more than 7…
    - 14 days ago 3 Jul 18, 12:00am -
  • Guinea-Bissau: Guinea-Bissau: Severe Local Storm - Jun 2018
    GLIDE number: ST-2018-000083-GNBDisaster type: Severe Local StormAffected countries: Guinea-BissauOn 27 June 2018 at around 4 p.m., Guinea Bissau was hit by violent winds of 80 km to 120 km/h, (according to the National Meteorological Agency). The…
    - 20 days ago 27 Jun 18, 12:00am -
  • Côte d'Ivoire: Côte d'Ivoire: Floods - Jun 2018
    GLIDE number: FL-2018-000077-CIVDisaster type: FloodAffected countries: Côte d'IvoireHeavy floods triggered by torrential rains on 18 June killed at least 18 people in the commercial capital Abidjan. Flood waters rose up to 2.5 metres high, inunda…
    - 29 days ago 18 Jun 18, 12:00am -
  • Guatemala: Guatemala: Fuego Volcano - Jun 2018
    GLIDE number: VO-2018-000066-GTMDisaster type: VolcanoAffected countries: GuatemalaOn 3 June, the Fuego volcano erupted for the second time in 2018, launching columns of ash and pyroclastic flow some 15,000m above sea level and spreading west and s…
    - 44 days ago 3 Jun 18, 12:00am -
  • Chad: Chad: Measles Outbreak - May 2018
    GLIDE number: EP-2018-000075-TCDDisaster type: EpidemicAffected countries: ChadSince the start of the year, 400 cases, including 14 deaths, were reported as of 20 May compared to 205 cases and one death over the same period in 2017. Three districts…
    - 48 days ago 30 May 18, 12:00am -


  • Nature’s Fireworks: Thunderstorm Facts and Lore
    The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that 4th of July festivities will bring fireworks in the sky . . . as in thunderstorms for many regions! In honor of nature’s fireworks, we are taking a look at some thunder lore and how thunder is born.Wha…
    - 21 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 48 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…
    - 54 days ago 23 May 18, 2:25pm -
  • Wartime Weather
    Weather has played a critical role in history on a number of occasions. In both the American Revolutionary War and World War II, different weather outcomes than actually occurred might have led to the opposite side emerging victorious. The Rev…
    - 91 days ago 16 Apr 18, 4:52pm -

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