Is the town where you live going to be under water in the next century? If the city or region is in one of the 414 areas identified in a new Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences report, it is time to step up your doomsday flooding preps. According to the research garnered… Read more »
Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes.There are natural disasters, man-made disasters, and personal disasters. We need a variety of things prepared and ready for any emergency. I’m sure you’ve thought about storing water, and food, and a first aid kit. Those are important. But you need to be sure you also are prepared for… Read more »
If there were an emergency in the middle of the night and you had to leave your home quickly, what would you take with you? What do you have ready to grab in a hurry? Along with your kids, pets, and perhaps something else extra-special to your family, there are some things that you can… Read more »
February 9, 1971, 6 a.m. It was a chilly morning in southern California, and I was sound asleep. My older sister was getting ready for school. Suddenly, my bed start to shake and I woke up, immediately assuming my sister was shaking my bed. Once she explained to me that it was “just an earthquake,”… Read more »
I’m happy to be posting my first blog entry on eFoodsDirect, and I thought the topic should be about how I started down the road that led me to caring about such things as food storage. For many people, emergency preparedness is one of those hypotheticals that may never turn out to be necessary. Even… Read more »
Knowledge is Power (KiP): As a Disaster Preparedness Instructor since 1996, I’ve been researching and working for the last thirty plus years with both man-made and natural disasters and their affects during and after the disasters. Being retired military (Medical) and have worked numerous humanitarian and natural disaster relief missions all around the world, I… Read more »
Knowledge is Power (KiP) “Where Not to Be” when all hell breaks loose will mean the difference between life, being enslaved or the death of millions. Out of all the places to be in the United Stated, the #1 place not to be is the entire south western region of the United States to include… Read more »
As National Preparedness Month draws to a close, I feel compelled to put forth another voice of warning to all those who—for whatever reason—have still done nothing towards preparing for an emergency.
As Hurricane Isaac pummeled the Gulf Coast last month, many people’s thoughts were not only turned to the plight of those who stood to lose house and home, but also to revisiting the massive devastation caused seven years early by Hurricane Katrina.
With natural disasters increasing both in frequency and intensity, it is crucial to consider all these different types of natural disasters and their locations when you are putting your preparedness plan together and looking for a safe area. The graph below shows you the number of disasters drastically increasing over the last half century. In… Read more »