Category: NEWS.GOV

NPC: National Preparedness Community Winter Storm Preparedness

View as web page January 23, 2015 The National Preparedness Community The Winter Weather Preparedness Social Media Content Toolkit is now available!  Inside the toolkit, you’ll find content to help you promote winter weather preparedness through your social media channels, including: Winter weather Tweets and Facebook posts. Tips on how to organize a Twitter chat. […]

READY.GOV: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! The Importance of Lightning Safety

Summer is the peak season for one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena–lightning. Though lightning strikes peak in summer, people are struck year round. In the United States, an average of 51 people are killed each year by lightning, and hundreds more are severely injured. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning […]

FUTURE: Preparing for disaster: State, feds to create tsunami strategy guides for Calif. harbors

Source: cope-preparedness.org By: LONNA CALHOUN  Posted on: MAY 3, 2014 USGS image illustrates maximum current speeds in knots for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach generated during a tsunami scenario. With the 50th anniversary of the devastating tsunami that killed a dozen people in Crescent City approaching, state and federal agencies have teamed up to create […]

THREATS: An Update on E.M.P. – Electro-Magnetic Pulse Attacks, online resources, and the FACTS

This evening, I was going to share a post from the OffTheGrid.com website, called “Electro Magnetic Pulse“. The article was a repost, sourced from the author and science fiction writer Duncan Long, written by him in 1989…a period in which he wrote several survival genre books. Well, since Duncan is a friend of mine on […]

PRIVACY: DHS testing biometric exit devices at mock airport this summer

Source: fiercehomelandsecurity.com By: Zach Rausnitz Posted on: April 28, 2014 The Homeland Security Department is preparing to test biometric devices that will let it track passengers when they exit the country, in response to a congressional mandate that it has struggled for more than a decade to fulfill. Congress first called for an automated system to track when […]