Category: natural-disasters

Mother Nature Can Be Fierce!

Mother Nature is an exceedingly powerful force! So often she is calm, mild, even pleasant. However there are times when this force can become extremely destructive, and it can happen fast… Having just gone through a major windstorm up here in northern New Hampshire, the New England region experienced a …

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 …

On The Verge Of Human Catastrophe In California

Should this California drought persist much longer, there will suddenly be a turning point where severely affected residents will reach an “oh shit” moment when they realize that the water is gone and they need to get out… The state of California is facing a Water Collapse – not just …

Apocalyptic Doomsday Threats

Image: iibstudio for BBC FUTURE I recently came across a ‘doomsday’ list (actually an infographic) from BBC which listed a host of apocalyptic threats – some realistic and others not so much (IMO), while others were even humorous. So, while in the mood of listing doomsday threats, I handpicked several …

Yellowstone Super Volcano Much Larger Than Thought

Image: National Park Service The Yellowstone ‘super volcano’ is a mega disaster eruption just waiting to happen. And if that isn’t enough to capture your attention, it has been revealed that Yellowstone’s underground volcanic plumbing is much bigger and better connected than scientists previously thought. Now let’s put it in …

Pacific Starfish Dying From Freakish Disease

“I’d heard that the sea stars were dying en mass but this was beyond my imagination.” “It was like carnage or a mass grave. Dead and dying sea stars, body on top of body.” It’s happening very fast. The sea stars are dying and the bodies are piling up… Although …
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