Category: Emergency Resource Guide

Where Do Emergency Situations in America Actually Occur?

As you know with the start of football season, we’re just about to reach the fall and winter months when hurricanes, blizzards, and other extreme weather conditions can occur. Last month, Kiplinger compiled a listing of the top ten states that are most at risk of natural disasters. It used property damage claims from the … Continued

Receiving Weather Alerts – A Prepardness Must.

Before you can decide on a plan of action during a natural disaster, you will first need information on the overall affected regions and information on what is and isn’t safe.  If you live in an area that is prone to severe weather, you may already have a few alert systems in place. But everyone, … Continued

Hurricane Preparation Tips

I still remember my first pop quiz. My teacher walked into class with a smirk on her face, suggesting that she was in an unusually foul mood. She instructed my fellow students and myself to clear our desks, and she proceeded to hand out the test.

Sheltering in Place

Rainy days. Snowy days. Sunny days—as a child, every day was a good day to build a fort. Whether it was a blanket, box, or bush, forts were pretty much the best things ever. You would drag every toy, coloring book, and snack you had into your special citadel. Dangerous stuffed animal dragons, poisonous pillow … Continued

Preparing for Another Hurricane Sandy

Mother Nature is a fickle, overbearing dame. Preventing her natural disasters is improbable, but managing her damage is possible — especially when leaders, organizations and individuals all pitch in. That’s not to say it isn’t a daunting task. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated Cuba, Jamaica and the northeastern United States. After viciously hitting the New … Continued

5 Disasters to Prepare For

It was our first year in our newly constructed home, and because the neighborhood was still developing, our house sat at the very top of the hill. This was one of the biggest selling points for my family—a seemingly endless backyard that stretched all the way to the peak of the mountains. However, this selling … Continued

Organizing Your Community for Disaster Preparedness

Many people work on emergency preparedness in their own homes—having freeze-dried food, water storage, and emergency supplies. Some people put together entire disaster preparedness kits and plans, which is all fine and well. Nevertheless, suppose a person is well prepared in their own home, but their neighbors aren’t. On whose door will those unprepared neighbors … Continued

5 Basic Survival Skills You Need to Know

Like so many other boys, I grew up in the Scouting program. I learned many valuable things: how to tie knots (just use duct tape), which types of wild mushrooms were okay to eat (none of them), and how to stay warm when camping in a blizzard (solution: don’t go camping during a blizzard).

Tornado Preparation Tips

The Wizard of Oz gave us technicolor, Dorothy and Toto, and “there’s no place like home.” It also gave a few of us nightmares about flying monkeys and green witches, as well as a good look at why tornado preparation is so important.

Earthquake Preparation Tips

The biggest earthquake ever recorded in the U.S. was in 1964 in Prince William Sound, Alaska, registering at a devastating 9.2 on the Richter Scale. Unfortunately, Alaska, Hawaii, and the West Coast of the United States are highly susceptible to these ground-splitting tremors. These states can blame volcanic eruptions and the shifting of tectonic plates … Continued