Lessons I’ve Learned From A Recent Blizzard

lessons i've learned from a recent blizzard

The weather forecasts warned of possible ice ahead. As it was raining and getting colder on that Friday afternoon, my husband and I decided to head to the nearby Wal-Mart to grab some extra supplies and dry ice for our freezers in case of a power outage.

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The Science Of Earthquakes And How To Prepare For The Big One

the science of earthquakes and how to prepare for the big one

Earthquakes are unpredictable, and their effects can be severe. Unlike other natural disasters, there is no accurate way to predict when and where they will occur. Even if you don’t live in an area prone to earthquakes, you could still be affected.

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Be Prepared For Deadly Blizzards

be prepared for deadly blizzards

A blizzard is a powerful, often destructive natural disaster. It is a severe snowstorm with high, sustained winds that can last for hours or days.

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A Few Suggestions To Survive Flash Flooding

a few suggestions to survive flash flooding

The great outdoors may be as unpleasant as it is lovely. What appears to be a terrific site to pitch up camp may turn out to be the worst decision you ever make.

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Understanding Forest Fire Safety, Preparation and Survival

understanding forest fire safety, preparation and survival

Fire can keep a person warm, allows them to cook freshly killed meat, and provides light and comfort. At the same time, fire is one of the most destructive forces on the planet, destroying millions of acres of forest every year and leaving thousands homeless. It can rapidly spread at an alarming rate as it engulfs fuel along the way, feeding itself and growing exponentially.

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Tips For Surviving Deadly Dust Storms

tips for surviving deadly dust storms

The surreal dust storms experienced by the inhabitants of the Southwest resemble images seen in apocalyptic movies. With walls of rolling dust rising as high as 10,000 feet, these surreal dust storms are real and hit the region several times every year, rerouting aircraft and turning daylight to dusk.

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Earthquakes – A trembling, solid wake-up call in the United States

Distructive earthquakes

Large, powerful earthquakes with the potential to kill and injure people and destroy or damage property occur periodically in many areas of the United States and the world.

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Volcanoes in the US – Disasters Waiting To Happen

Volcanoes in the US

The schoolroom view of volcanoes depicted entire cities inundated by white-hot lava, then buried under tons of ash, in times long ago and far away: Pompeii, the island of Crete, and the lost city of Atlantis, all were destroyed in the mists of antiquity. Many people believe volcanic activity in recent times has been confined to the Hawaiian Islands, where physical evidence of volcanism serves as a tourist attraction. This is only part of the picture.

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Landslides Guide – 10 Recommendations To Protect Humans and Property

Landslide Peru

Landslides have always posed a hazard to humans and property. Appropriately, the technical term for landslides and related phenomena is “mass wasting:’ To a large degree the cause of mass wasting is gravity, the attraction of smaller particles to a larger, denser, lower mass. Landslides are possible when the particles that make up the land lose the cohesiveness that has held them in place.

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