Category: natural-disasters

California Fires Are Wakeup Call For Preparedness

California fires are burning down everything in their path. Towns, neighborhoods and businesses have been burnt to the ground. While looking at images of the devastation it looks like a war zone. As of this posting 3,500 structures have been destroyed, 23 people have been killed, 285 remain missing, and …

Houston Flooding Catastrophe

The Houston flooding disaster is a shocking example of why preparedness and preemptive action is so very important. Unfortunately many did not take appropriate actions and the consequences are stunning. Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical storm, has triggered catastrophic, unprecedented Houston flooding. The rains have broken all-time records. There may …

The 4 Phases of Preparing For Disaster

‘Disaster’ is a word that really has a broad meaning. Just exactly what is disaster? We tend to use the word very loosely and we fit it in to a variety of contexts. For your overall preparedness for ‘disaster’ you might consider breaking its meaning down into four stages or …

Without Electricity…

When the power goes out, and when you’re without electricity, life as you know it – STOPS. Our way of life as a civilization requires electricity. Without the ‘lifeblood’ of electricity, many of you would perish (after awhile). Literally. How long would it take (to perish)? That’s debatable and dependent …