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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…
    - 51 days ago 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

  • Madagascar: Tropical Cyclone Enawo - Mar 2017
    GLIDE number: TC-2017-000023-MDGDisaster type: Flood, Tropical CycloneAffected countries: MadagascarOn March 8, Enawo weakened from an “intense” to a “moderate” tropical storm...The northeastern Sava region has sustained significant damage…
    - 25 days ago 3 Mar 17, 12:00am -
  • Philippines: Philippines: Earthquakes - Feb 2017
    GLIDE number: EQ-2017-000016-PHLDisaster type: EarthquakeAffected countries: PhilippinesAt 10:03 p.m. on 10 February 2017, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake with a depth of ten kilometres and an epicenter located near Surigao City caused loss of lives and…
    - 46 days ago 10 Feb 17, 12:00am -
  • Guinea: Guinea: Measles Outbreak - Feb 2017
    GLIDE number: EP-2017-000022-GINDisaster type: EpidemicAffected countries: GuineaDuring the period 2014-2016, the country’s health system underwent Ebola Virus Disease outbreak with disruptive effect on health services along with degrading confid…
    - 48 days ago 8 Feb 17, 12:00am -
  • Afghanistan: Afghanistan: Avalanches and Floods - Jan 2017
    GLIDE number: AV-2017-000013-AFGDisaster type: Cold Wave, Flood, Snow AvalancheAffected countries: AfghanistanOn 25 January, heavy snowfall and freezing weather has killed 27 children in a remote district of northern Afghanistan. (RFE, 26 Jan 2017)…
    - 62 days ago 25 Jan 17, 12:00am -
  • Algeria: Algeria: Cold Wave - Jan 2017
    GLIDE number: CL-2017-000011-DZADisaster type: Cold WaveAffected countries: AlgeriaAlgeria has been suffering from a cold wave that began on 16 January 2017. The falling snow and cold weather in Algeria has affected the Eastern, Central and the hig…
    - 71 days ago 16 Jan 17, 12:00am -

Almanac

  • The 2017 Blizzard That Blew Away
    It was the giant blizzard that was scheduled to paralyze New York City and predicted to become “life-threatening” in Philadelphia. Local governments responded sensibly. Warnings were issued and road clearing equipment readied. Schools clo…
    - 6 days ago 22 Mar 17, 4:00am -
  • Wildflower Super Bloom Out West
    What a magical sight! Dry, barren deserts are blooming with millions of flowers, drowning the land with lush colors. Other climates have the luxury of flowers blooming throughout the year. In western deserts, this is all concentrated in a few encha…
    - 15 days ago 13 Mar 17, 8:33pm -
  • St. Patrick's Day and Double Rainbows
    It’s time to celebrate being Irish (or pseudo-Irish) and look for that pot of gold waiting for you at the end of the rainbow.I can’t help you with the Irish gig, but I can discuss rainbows. I can also pass on a Central European secret for h…
    - 21 days ago 7 Mar 17, 5:00am -
  • Atmospheric Rivers: Why California Is Flooding
    Who knew Californians might be calling the five dry years of drought “The Good Old Days”? The state is being slammed by flying “Atmospheric Rivers"—rivers in the sky.The state is floundering in rain, snow, floods and mudslides. Roads ar…
    - 27 days ago 1 Mar 17, 5:00am -
  • A Winter for the Record Books
    As I write this, winter 2017 has been mild across nearly all of the country, with above-normal temperatures and below-normal snowfall being the rule in most locations.This is generally in agreement with The Old Farmer's Almanac's long-range …
    - 28 days ago 28 Feb 17, 5:50pm -

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