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Will Going Green Help to Prevent Natural Disasters?

In the realm of sustainability, humanity made great strides in 2019. Specifically, Europe was a notable standout in the burgeoning green revolution, as three distinct European nations — Denmark, Germany, and the U.K.— broke renewable energy records. It’s clear that sustainability is finally getting the attention it deserves as a major force against the effects of climate change.  But are global sustainability efforts actually making a difference? The answer is complex. A recent poll determined that nearly 8 in 10 Americans believe that human activity is helping to fuel climate change. Further, about half of those polled said that “action … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster When You Have a Chronic Illness

Modern society is rife with individuals who suffer from chronic, debilitating illnesses. From diabetes and heart disease to autoimmune conditions, cancer, and mental health issues, chronic conditions are almost the norm rather than the exception. The National Health Council reports that approximately 157 million Americans will be living with a chronic illness in 2020, which is roughly 40% of the total population. The unpleasant reality is that this segment of the population is extremely vulnerable in the event of a long-term grid-down scenario, large-scale weather event, or economic crash. Being unprepared for sudden power loss or a similar eventuality can … Continue reading

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Natural Disasters Can Have a Major Impact on Business: Here’s How Business Owners Can Prepare

When facing down a potential natural disaster, your priorities will obviously revolve around ensuring that you and your family make it through safely. However, if you’re a business owner, you have a whole additional set of worries to contend with when it comes to prepping for these events. Natural disasters can deal serious damage to a business, and many businesses are unable to recover after going through one. As such, learning what to do in order to prepare your business in the event of a natural disaster is vital to its continued success. Have A Plan In Place One of … Continue reading

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Finding Relief If You Have Been Affected By A Natural Disaster

No matter your feelings regarding the validity of climate change, it’s clear that the frequency of weather-related natural disasters is increasing. According to Phys.org, natural disasters are also evolving in intensity, wherein a single event creates a cascade of smaller events, effectively resulting in a full-fledged “disaster.” Thus, it’s more important than ever to prepare for any eventuality, whether you live in an area that’s prone to tropical storms, tornados, forest fires, or another type of natural disaster.  The unfortunate reality of these natural disasters, however, is the fact that preparation may only go so far, especially when it comes … Continue reading

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Natural Disasters and Rurality: Challenges and What Can Be Done

Guest post by Jori Hamilton Living in a rural area has its fair share of benefits. The wide expanses of land, fresh and clean air, and lack of crowds are just some of the allures. However, when natural disasters occur, living in rurality can be very cumbersome. As the consequences of climate change and global warming make themselves known, there has been a massive increase in natural disasters. For those living in rural areas, this poses a serious problem.  Challenges Faced by Rural Communities  Consider this study by UCF’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Management that explores how rural communities … Continue reading

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Contingency Planning for Natural Disasters

Guest post by Jori Hamilton You never know when a disaster might creep up on you without warning. There are so many different kinds of disasters out there, from economic and personal struggles to the threat of terrorism or even the capacity of our own technology to be used against us. One category of danger that is as old as time, though, is natural disasters. From floods to fires, earthquakes to tornadoes, if you are aware of potential natural disasters, it’s a great idea to have a contingency plan in place. What Is a Contingency Plan? A contingency plan, simply put, … Continue reading

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Home Preparation: Ways to Secure Your Home for a Natural Disaster

By: H. Davis A natural disaster is a devastating event – caused by wildfires, rain, hurricanes, and earthquakes – that endangers not only lives of residents but property as well. Although there isn’t much that can be done to stop these events from occurring, there are steps homeowners can take to help reduce the overall effect these disasters can have on both their families and their property. When it comes to our home – a place we typically view as safe, secure, and treasured — it’s important for homeowners to know how to protect it. Not only will this help … Continue reading

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Here’s What Upper West Siders Hoard When Natural Disasters Approach

Here’s a short, but good photo essay on the mad dash for food in New York.  Imagine waiting in line at the grocery store with 100 or 200 other people, hoping that there will be something left by the time you get inside.  how people can go through this cycle again and again and not learn to be prepared, even on a basic level, is beyond me. How about you?  What’s your take on this? [From West Side Rag » Here’s What Upper West Siders Hoard When Natural Disasters Approach – ] At the first sign of danger, Upper West Siders tend … Continue reading

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Do You Now Understand Why You Need To Prepare For Emergencies? This Has Been The Worst Year For Natural Disasters In U.S. History

There has been a natural disaster that has caused at least a billion dollars of damage inside the United States every single month so far this year.  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there have been 10 major disasters in the United States this year.  On average, usually there are only about 3 major disasters a year.  At this point, disasters are happening inside the United States so frequently that there seems to be no gap between them.  We just seem to go from one major disaster to the next.  Last year, FEMA declared an all-time record of 81 disasters … Continue reading

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Best Places You Can Move to Before or After a Disaster Strikes

If you consider yourself a prepper, you’re probably already one step ahead when it comes to thinking about potential disasters. Unfortunately, we’ve reached a point in our society where it feels like it’s only a matter of time before the next big natural disaster occurs.  Whether it’s an uncontrollable wildfire, a tsunami, hurricane, flood, or another weather-related event, there are places across the globe that are safer than others. While moving after a disaster can help keep you safe from future ones, being proactive now and deciding to make a move can protect you and your family immediately.  It’s imperative … Continue reading

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