Disaster Survival Articles for 2014
These articles are designed with your needs in mind. I hope to provide relevant information about preparedness and survival which can guide you as you ready yourself and your family for potential emergencies. Thank you so much for being a part of the preparedness experience. Share what you learn.
Rolling earthquake felt across Los Angeles
The early morning earthquake, centered 15 miles west-northwest of the downtown Los Angeles civic center, is believed to have not caused any damage to buildings or roadways. Houses shook and people certainly felt the effects, but mostly items were knocked off of shelves and so on.
The 4.4 magnitude quake rocked the area and brought with it a number of smaller tremblors, which also frightened residents and their pets. Seismologists don't know yet whether or not this is the first of more earthquakes or just an isolated event.Read more about the Los Angeles Earthquake Here
How to survive the climate-change apocalypse
Water, water everywhere. Britain knows floods. January was the wettest month in England since sometime in the 1700's. The ground is beyond saturated and people are having a catastrophe of epic proportions to deal with.
Climatologists are predicting more such events, too. They say that climate change is to blame. More and more people are preparing for extreme weather scenarios. Is it time to join the "preppers"? Is the apocalypse upon us?Read more about Britain Flooding Here
Deadly H1N1 Spreading Across U.S.
You know it is 2014, but people who are sick and the doctors who treat them might feel like it is 2009 all over again. The "swine flu" - or the H1N1 flu strain has been rampant again this winter season, according to the CDC.
Those who are elderly and young are often most at risk, but this year, even those who are young adults are even ending up in hospitals. Back in 2009, I tested positive for the virus and I can tell you it knocked me down hard for weeks. I was so scary sick, I thought I would end up hospitalized, too.Read more about the Deadly H1N1 Virus Here
Disaster Preparedness For the Rest of Us:
When the lights go out
Do you make New Year's Resolutions? Years ago, I did, but I don't do it any longer. Actually, less than half of Americans make New Year's resolutinos. Maybe I promise myself I will be more organized, but I don't forumlate it into a resolution. The truth is, everyone needs to do more to become better prepared for disasters. Not just the 50% or so who think they don't measure up. EVERYONE!
So, if you don't have a plan in place, take some time to sit down with your family and figure out what you need to do to if a disaster occurs in your area. Decide what you need to have on hand - and in a kit. All of this can be done with the aid of many online resources... including the link below.Read more about Disaster Preparedness Here
See previous Disaster Articles Here:
- 2011 Disaster Articles of Interest
- 2012 Disaster Articles of Interest
- 2013 Disaster Articles of Interest