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3 Items for Maximum Survival Readiness...

The consummate so-called “prepper” has likely already stockpiled enough food, water, and ammunition to survive at least one year in the event of complete societal collapse. One of the cardinal rules for survival in a post-apocalyptic world is to remain out of sight, and out of mind. The bunker you bragged about owning to everyone at the local pub is no longer a viable sanctuary, particularly if a bunch of people know its exact location. But even the most careful survivalists will have to deal with unsavory individuals and unexpected situations at some point. Now is the time to start mastering alternatives means of self-defense and everyday living so you’re prepared when the time comes. Sanitation Items Indoor...

3 Items for Maximum Survival Readiness
posted on: Dec 4, 2014 | author: Safety Issues

3 Tips That Can Save Your Home & Family in Tornado Alley...

Tornadoes cause an average of 70 deaths every year, as well as over 1,500 injuries—plenty of which are serious, reports the National Weather Service. In addition, tornado season accounts for over $1.6 million of damage to both crops and properties. The vast majority of these deaths and destruction occur in what is known as Tornado Alley, a section of the country that is struck by more tornadoes than any other. One Tornado Alley state, Oklahoma, typically has the most fatalities due to tornadoes. And states like Illinois, Texas and Missouri are often highly impacted as well. In order to weather the storm, it’s vital to take steps far ahead of time to protect your home and family. When an...

3 Tips That Can Save Your Home & Family in Tornado Alley
posted on: Sep 29, 2014 | author: Safety Issues

'Major damage' as huge tornado rips through neighborhoods south of Oklahoma City...

A huge and powerful tornado touched down just south of Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon, ripping through a neighborhood and causing major damage, police said. A forecaster for NBC station KFOR said the tornado was kicking up a debris cloud about 2 miles wide as it tracked east into residential neighborhoods in the Moore area. Oklahoma City police told NBC News southern portions of the city as well as the Moore suburb sustained "major damage… a lot of damage." Live aerial video showed cars flipped over and crushed, several homes blown out and in splinters and rescue crews as well as residents scouring through wreckage....

posted on: May 20, 2013 | author: Staff writer

After The Flood, The Cleanup

It is best to assume that floodwater is contaminated water. The clean water from the rain or the lake could have mixed with all kinds of overflow, including water from sewage systems. To be safe everyone in the family must be reminded not to eat any food that has touched floodwater. Canned food should also be disinfected before opening the can; do this by dipping it for 5 minutes or more in a solution of 2 tablespoons of bleach in one gallon of water. It is best to keep children and pets away from floodwater or anything that has been under it. Open cuts and wounds may be vulnerable to all kinds of bacteria. You may need to...

After The Flood, The Cleanup
posted on: Nov 5, 2012 | author: Staff writer

Keep a hurricane preparation checklist...

Courtesy of CNN – A hurricane warning means hurricane conditions — sustained winds above 73 mph — are expected somewhere within the warning area, and it is time to finish preparation to protect people and property. "Because hurricane preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force, the hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds" — 39 to 73 mph, the National Hurricane Center says. Hurricane safety: When the lights go out A hurricane watch means hurricane conditions are possible in the watch area, and are issued 48 hours before the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds. A tropical storm warning means tropical-storm-force winds are expected somewhere in the designated...

Keep a hurricane preparation checklist
posted on: Oct 28, 2012 | author: Staff writer

Hurricane Safety

These storms cause tremendous damage and can threaten not only your home and belongings but your life itself as well. If nothing else, the vast majority of hurricanes and/or tropical storms leave many without power and lots of flooding. A hurricane is defined as a tropical cyclone that contains winds of 74 miles per hour or greater as well as immense amounts of rain, thunder and lightning. A tropical storm is defined as a tropical cyclone with wind speeds of 35 to 73 miles per hour that, like hurricanes, contain rain, thunder and lightning. Let’s look at some safety tips that are important in regard to hurricane and tropical storm safety. As the Emergency Control Operation centers all...

Hurricane Safety
posted on: Oct 27, 2012 | author: Staff writer

Fear over mall safety persists

Courtesy of Stuff.co.nz – The safety of Christchurch’s shopping malls after the earthquakes is still preying on the minds of some residents, particularly women, The Press local issues survey shows. However, 52 per cent do not have any safety concerns. Westfield Riccarton is perceived as unsafe by the largest number of respondents to the building-safety question in the Opinions Market Research survey group. The mall was ruled safe after detailed engineering reports were accepted by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. Some people in the survey believe there are safety concerns with The Palms Shopping Centre, multistorey parking buildings, malls in general, cinemas, Christchurch Hospital and any building of more than a few floors. Fewer participants raised safety concerns...

posted on: Jun 1, 2012 | author: Staff writer

Safety Tips for Flood Victims of Irene...

While many escaped Hurricane Irene’s fury, others are dealing with the storm’s watery aftermath – flooding. Your kids might look upon flooded streets or yards as a – score! – free water park, but the Centers for Disease Control warns that flood waters carry bacteria, viruses and parasites, as well as chemicals. Here are some tips to keep your family safe: *Adults and children should wash thoroughly with soap and water after wading or playing in flood waters. Water-soaked toys or clothes should also be washed in hot soapy water or thrown out. *If you rely on an underground well for drinking water, be advised that it might have become contaminated during the storm. If tap water smells...

posted on: Aug 31, 2011 | author: Staff writer

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