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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

  • South Sudan: South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
    GLIDE number: FL-2017-000137-SSDDisaster type: FloodAffected countries: South SudanAccording to the State Ministry of Health, it is estimated that over 119 000 people have been affected by flooding caused by heavy rainfall in 11 payams of Aweil Nor…
    - 1 day ago 19 Sep 17, 12:00am -
  • Mexico: Mexico: Earthquake - Sep 2017
    GLIDE number: EQ-2017-000138-MEXDisaster type: EarthquakeAffected countries: MexicoAt least 120 people were killed by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico on 19 September. The earthquake occurred in central Mexico and it affected five states. Natio…
    - 1 day ago 19 Sep 17, 12:00am -
  • Antigua and Barbuda: Hurricane Maria - Sep 2017
    GLIDE number: TC-2017-000136-ATGDisaster type: Tropical CycloneAffected countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (The Netherlands), British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe (Franc…
    - 2 days ago 18 Sep 17, 12:00am -
  • Viet Nam: Typhoon Doksuri - Sep 2017
    GLIDE number: TC-2017-000131-VNMDisaster type: Tropical CycloneAffected countries: Thailand, Viet NamTyphoon ‘Doksuri’ with maximum sustained winds of 135 kph (wind gust up to 185 kph) made landfall in the afternoon of Friday 15 September 2017…
    - 5 days ago 15 Sep 17, 12:00am -
  • Mexico: Mexico/Guatemala: Earthquake - Sep 2017
    GLIDE number: EQ-2017-000128-MEXDisaster type: EarthquakeAffected countries: Guatemala, MexicoMexicoAccording to the [BBC], an 8.1-magnitude earthquake on the Richter Scale struck off the Pacific Coast of Mexico--around 87km (54 miles) south-west…
    - 12 days ago 8 Sep 17, 12:00am -


  • Fall Foliage Forecast 2017
    One of the joys of fall is the beautiful fall foliage—the reds, oranges, yellows, and browns. How will weather affect their color? Is it a good year for pretty leaves? See our 2017 fall foliage forecast.Fall Foliage Forecast 2017For th…
    - 2 days ago 18 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • The Cooling Effect of the Sun
    As Earth continues to warm, lower solar radiation may help to ease the heat’s impact—temporarily. Let's take a look at some emerging weather patterns.Our Warming EarthJuly 2017 had very close to the same average temperature across Earth…
    - 6 days ago 14 Sep 17, 2:39pm -
  • Winter Outlook 2017–2018: Colder Than Last Year
    Overall, the long-range winter forecast for 2017–2018 shows generally colder temperatures than last winter for the U.S. and Canada but not colder than a typical winter, based on historical averages. As I write these words, there are no sunspots on…
    - 20 days ago 31 Aug 17, 3:58pm -
  • Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part III)
    Now that we are well into hurricane season, I am continuing a look back at some of the most notable hurricanes that have hit the United States. In the past two issues, I looked at storms through the early 1990s. This month, I will conclude with five…
    - 57 days ago 25 Jul 17, 3:41pm -
  • 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…
    - 82 days ago 30 Jun 17, 1:12pm -

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