Category: Preparing for a Natural Disaster

Essentials for a DIY Bug Out Bag

The top reasons why people don’t prepare are because they think it is too difficult, too expensive, and too time-consuming.  But, it doesn’t have to be.  In fact, putting together a basic family preparedness plan with a bug out bag for each family member can generally be done in an evening. In an effort to … Continued

Practice Emergency Preparedness

Despite popular belief, tornadoes are not reserved for Tornado Alley in the mid-west. Venturing out of their habitual territory, tornadoes have been a common occurrence recently in many places that aren’t considered “tornado states.” In fact, areas as far-flung as northern California, Utah, Florida, and upstate New York have all experienced tornadoes of varying degrees … Continued

What Can Jack Bauer Teach Us about Survival?

  This summer, television viewers were reintroduced to their favorite ex-CTU, now rogue agent, Jack Bauer, the troubled protagonist of 24. This time Jack Bauer was in London, saving the world from drone attacks and perhaps a few old enemies from seasons’ past. If the ratings are any indication, we haven’t tired of Jack Bauer … Continued

Preparing for the Worst that Hurricane Season has to Offer

Hurricane season is here and since the short time since it began, there has already been activity in the Eastern Pacific.  Almost as quickly as she formed, however, Christina abruptly veered off course and dissipated into a tropical storm, just another media has-been. In fact, most of the predictions for the season are for a … Continued

Prepare for Disaster with This Fun Summer Activity

Summer is great for vacationing, lounging on the beach, swimming, and jogging outside. But it’s also a great season for something else that not many people think of – preparing for disaster. Summer and disaster. The two words don’t go together so well. In fact, they seem like complete opposites. But this is exactly what … Continued

Evacuation Planning

There are many different types of emergency situations that your family can face. Depending on where you live, there is the possibility that certain disasters could force you to evacuate from your home. In anticipation of certain emergencies or natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, or wildfires, local officials often order mandatory evacuations. Having an … 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

Tornadoes: Watch for the Signs

During my time in New York City, there seemed to be all kinds of turbulent, out-of-the-ordinary weather. However, I was not expecting there to be a tornado. Who ever heard of tornadoes in New York? All the same, on September 16, 2010, I can remember looking out my apartment window and seeing flashes of light … Continued