Category: Natural Disaster

PLANNING: ‘Resilience gap’ has long-term disruption potential

Source:   By: By David Perera Posted on: February 13, 2014  The United States faces a “resilience gap” with the potential to disrupt the American economy with long-term consequences, an insurance firm official, who also urged Congress to prioritize investments in resilience over disaster response, told a Senate panel Feb. 12. “Should resilience be prioritized over other […]

THINK: Pray For the Best but Prepare For the Worst

Source: By: P. Henry on  Posted on: February 11, 2014 How do you view the subject of Prepping? Is it a fear that keeps you up at night worried about your children or family members? Do you look at prepping as an exciting hobby where you get to buy a lot of gear and gadgets that you have been […]

TIPS: Blending in With Your Surroundings is a Must When the SHTF

 Source: By: Lizzie Bennett  Underground Medic  Posted on: February 11th, 2014 Many animals use camouflage, either to avoid capture or to aid them when they are hunting. Hunters employ animal tactics every time they go out, blending in with their surroundings, staying downwind of their prey and reading the environment that they are in. In a SHTF […]

TIPS: Preparing for an earthquake in Arkansas

Source:  By: THV 11 News Posted on: 6:26 PM, Feb 11, 2014 NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV/ADEM) – This week is Earthquake Preparedness Week in Arkansas, which Gov. Mike Beebe declared as Feb. 11 – 14 this year. This week comes as a reminder to be ready for earthquakes, after a series of major earthquakes struck the […]

STUDY: Peers, vigilance influence disaster preparations

Source: February 6, 2014 By Zach Rausnitz Individuals are more likely to prepare for disasters if they see their peers doing so, finds a new study that concludes peer-awareness has a stronger effect on preparedness than other variables, even having children at home. Since 9/11, the federal government has launched initiatives such as that encourage individuals and […]

TRAINING: New York National Guard launches citizens emergency training program

Source: (Defense Video & Imagery Distribution Systems) Story by Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Drumsta  Master Sgt. Peter Towse STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – New York National Guard soldiers and airmen are on the frontlines in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s program to help citizens prepare for emergencies. Guard members trained more than 1,200 people on Saturday, Feb. 1 […]