Category Archives: Natural Disasters

Monster Hurricanes

While our hearts, prayers and thoughts have gone out to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, they now turn to those about to be ravaged by Hurricane Irma. And soon after that, possibly the victims of Hurricane Jose, whose current potential path puts it hitting potentially somewhere on the eastern seaboard. Irma has already set new records for lowest pressure recorded and sustaining 185 MPH winds for over 24 hours. Currently, Irma’s path is projected to scrub the east coast of Florida as a Category 4 hurricane and up into Georgia as a Category 2 or 3 storm, then into Virginia … Continue reading

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Anniversary of 1859 Carrington Event

From SpaceWeather.com: Today is the anniversary of an historic solar storm, the Carrington Event. On Sept. 2, 1859, a CME struck Earth’s magnetic field with such power that telegraph stations caught fire and people in Cuba read their morning newspapers by the red light of the aurora borealis. If a similar storm struck our planet today, it might cause trillions of dollars of damage to society’s high-tech infrastructure. Could the Carrington Event happen again? It almost did just a few years ago. Extreme solar storms–past, present and future–are highlighted on today’s edition of http://spaceweather.com. As a reminder, a major CME … Continue reading

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Prepper News Watch for October 20, 2014

Many websites are still propagating the “this virus is different” fear angle. It’s not different, or at least, not different in any significant way. Sure, it *could* go airborne, but it is not airborne now. How do we know? Simply by looking at the number of new cases. If Ebola became airborne, there would be a dramatic spike in new cases and it would quickly become uncontrollable. We are not seeing that. In fact, there is evidence this Ebola outbreak is starting to end. Compare the maps in these two WHO documents for September 18, 2014 and October 17, 2014. We … Continue reading

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Prepper News Watch for October 16, 2014

While the panic grows over Ebola, yellow fever mosquitoes, which can transmit dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever itself, have been found in the Los Angeles area. It’s a grim reminder we are facing more than one potential scenario, so don’t get blindsided because you’re too focused on a single issue. If you have been waiting to purchase any food or supplies, you might want to rethink your time table, as these items are beginning to dwindle and shipping times are being extended. This is occurring because people, both preppers and non-preppers, are looking at the situation and grabbing what they … Continue reading

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National Preparedness Month 2014

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes. How many of these occur in your area? How many have already been a near miss to your home? Are you ready for the next disaster? Listen to my latest podcast.

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Episode 237 – Ebola, Hurricanes in AZ, Recent CME, and National Preparedness Month 2014

-= PODCAST TOPICS =- This is a great month to go over your preps and make sure your good to go, both figuratively and literally. Some things to do: Rotate your water storage. Go through your Go bags and Evacuation packs. Refill your first aid kits. Review and update your preparedness plan. Review and update your communications plan. Review and update your home invasion and fire escape plans. Check your food storage, rotate out and replace If you’re new to preparedness, use this month to jump start your preps: Two weeks of shelf stable food for each person in your … Continue reading

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Episode 236 – Hurricane Preparedness with Crown Weather

-= PODCAST TOPICS =- Hurricane and Tropical Storm Preparedness – Talking with Rob Lightbown of Crown Weather Services Notes for this section: Tropical Storms & Hurricanes What are they? What’s the difference between a tropical storm and a hurricane? How do they form? When is hurricane season? How much warning can we expect? How does the NOAA make their predictions on how many tropical storms there will be for a season? Do you have to worry about the category 1 or 2 hurricanes? Hazards Wind, and wind-blown debris Storm surge Rainfall Induced flooding Tornadoes Home prep tips before a hurricane … Continue reading

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Want to Know Why Healthcare Workers are Becoming Infected with Ebola?

Infection control is not fun. Having to wear a hazard suit and/or gown, mask, gloves, goggles, hood, and boots/booties is very hot and uncomfortable. Try wearing an N95 mask for 8 hours and see how well you fare. People will cut corners any chance they get to increase their comfort. If you don’t decontaminate properly, infection is likely. Simply put: lack of proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection control is why healthcare workers are getting infected. When you don’t protect 100% of your body from infected patients, the odds of you contracting the disease increases dramatically. You must consider … Continue reading

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Episode 233 – Ebola: Stop Panicking, Here’s Why

Announcements Toledo, Ohio water issue! Urgent water notice! – This microcystin toxin demonstrates why filters and other treatments may not be effective, and is a perfect example of why you need to store water for drinking, cooking and bathing. More information on filtering this toxin with water filters. Solution: Store Water! Want to be on a TV Show? I received an email from Joanna Balin: A documentary production crew is looking for free-minded thinkers who have experience living off the grid, or are currently living in the Alaskan wilderness.  People with strong hunting and archery skills, survivalists, and experts in … Continue reading

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Prepper News Watch for August 4, 2014

Special Ebola Coverage (Articles listed here are for informational purposes only. Their inclusion in the Prepper News Watch does not imply any condonation of these opinions.) Dr. Ben Carson: Mistake to Bring Ebola Patients to US Bringing in the military will not solve the Ebola problem in West Africa What to Do If You’re Worried about Ebola How to Prevent Ebola WHO Warns Ebola Outbreak Out Of Control, “High Risk Of Spread To Other Countries” Tennessee Doctor In Self-Quarantine On Return From Liberia Ebola Hotspot Here’s Why It’s Safe to Bring Ebola Patients to the U.S. Ebola update article by … Continue reading

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