Even the word itself sounds like a disaster coming. Tsunamis, also known as tidal waves, are generated by any of a number of events that push a large amount of water out of the way. Although the most common cause of these massive waves are earthquakes, they can also be caused by erupting volcanoes, falling glaciers, or nuclear tests. Continue reading
Since 2004, September has been recognized as National Preparedness Month by Americans. Full support comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency better known as FEMA. The overall focus is to provide information that will help Americans to deal with and prepare themselves, businesses and homes for natural and man-made disasters. September was selected as the month for National Preparedness as a reminder of the tragic events of 9/11 and the need for preparedness.
Citizen Corps National Survey reports that only fifty-seven percent of US citizens polled report owning the necessary emergency supplies in their residences specifically for disasters, and forty-four percent have a home disaster plan.
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Having the right stuff in your emergency preparedness food supply can mean the difference between life or death in a severe disaster. After all, there are good reasons why the military spends millions of dollars making sure that its troops are well-fed and happy, even if not necessarily eating well-balanced meals. Today's MREs (Meal, Ready-to-Eat) rations are far more diverse and healthy than ever before, and are a good model to follow when creating an emergency preparedness food list. Continue reading
Natural disasters seem to be occurring with greater and greater frequency: the Indonesian tsunami in 2004, the Haiti earthquake in 2010, the Japanese tsunami in 2011. In spite of what the naysayers believe, the world has experienced disasters causing loss of human life and devastation of plant and animal life pretty much since the beginning. Even the end of the Dinosaur age is ascribed by many scientists today to an asteroid impact about 65 millions years ago. But have you ever wondered how many of the world's worst disasters have taken place in recent human history? Continue reading
In a crisis like the Haiti earthquake in 2010, or even the Japanese tsunami last year, emergency preparedness kits can mean the difference between life or death. It's that simple. The hours, days, and weeks following a disaster can be some of the most critical for rescuing people stuck in trapped buildings or suffering from injuries. Emergency preparedness survival planning will mean that you can be one of those offering help to others, rather than one of those in need of help. Continue reading
By their very nature, earthquakes are unpredictable. When large ones occur close to densely populated urban areas, however, the potential for loss of human life is large. Two of the most recent earthquakes in the 21st century were also the most catastrophic in terms of casualties: the Indonesian tsunami of 2004 and the Japanese tsunami of 2011. Continue reading
Believe it or not, emergency preparedness training has become big business for colleges and universities, as well as entire government agencies dedicated to the cause. The University of Washington even offers an online degree in Disaster Management in which the graduate will learn how the infrastructure that we take for granted is affected by disasters, and how to plan so that vulnerabilities in those systems are minimized. Continue reading
Living in an area susceptible to hurricanes is an interesting study in human nature. As the storm draws near, newspapers and the media shift into full-frenzy, broadcasting the chances of impending doom with almost a note of glee in their stories, while life itself seems to take on a hurried, hasty tone. Suddenly, what seems most important is getting to the store on time to get extra batteries for the flashlights or making sure you have enough water stored to last you through until service is restored. The funny part is that no matter how many times they've been through a hurricane before, most people still don't seem any more prepared for this one than they were for the last one. Continue reading
Nobody wants to imagine a natural disaster happening to them, but it is better to be prepared and have an earthquake preparedness kit on hand, just in case an earthquake occurs, then be sorry later. Thousands of earthquakes happen everyday and millions of people are not prepared for the week after the disaster because they have failed to put together a survival kit for an earthquake. Survival kits help you survive an earthquake for as long as it takes for the electricity, water, and food to become readily available again. These kits are also relatively easy to put together too. Continue reading
Although we all have some sense of emergency preparedness, statistics show that fewer than 1 in 2 people actually take the time to put together some sort of a kit. Sometimes we justify our unpreparedness by thinking that since we live in a fairly stable, highly-developed country, there's no need for all of that. It's only in places like Haiti (where a devastating earthquake struck in 2010) that those kinds of things are really necessary. Continue reading