Good news is that the SurvivalRing website is up and mostly working with just a few hiccups.
I’m home, after a year on the road, traveling the USA as a field operator on a GIS project. Good stuff and not so good stuff from that journey, but more on that later.
That’s a good thing as we are in the midst of a storm system moving in from Florida that will be bringing heavy rain, flash flooding, and locally severe events that will include tornadoes.
Tropical system Alberto is already messing with Florida and the southern half of Georgia, and will be chasing me west, when I leave early tomorrow morning from Nashville to return to St. Louis after a great weekend visiting my son for the long holiday. Given that, take note of this link….
Also, bookmark and visit DAILY at http://www.weather.gov, to stay aware of watches and warnings in your own immediate area where you live and work.
Storms and events are color coded with what is happening, and clicking on your state, and then the part of the state you live in, will give you forecasts, radar, warnings, and more to help you be ahead of the curve.
Hurricane season is officially a go with this tropical storm, and while the 2018 tornado season is a lightweight compared to the massive outbreaks of 2011, NEVER forget just how deadly these storms can be.
April is now the month that the largest twister outbreaks in US history have occurred (remember April 3/4, 1974?)/ That was the Xenia, Ohio event, and my job took me right through that area the 2nd week of April of this year.
I tried to envision what that storm must have looked like as I traveled up through that state on a warm and humid day, 44 years after Xenia was massively destroyed…and have seen the pictures, video, and devastation caused by that day.
XENIA OHIO APRIL 1974
Summer is here. Enjoy it, but keep an eye to the sky, know what’s over your horizon, and have a plan. Your life will depend on it.
Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 20th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural Missouri, just a few miles from the Big Muddy. Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises. Since 1997, he has provided guidance, authentic government survival history, and commentary on why we all need to get ready for that fateful day in the future, when we have to get our hands dirty and step in to save the day. He is an award winning videographer (2005 Telly Award), has received state and national scholarly recognition (2006 New Century Scholar and All USA Academic Team), and is a natural with computers, technology, gadgets, small furry mammals, and anything on wheels. Rich likes making friends, solving problems, and creating solutions to everyday issues. He doesn't mind mixing things up, when there is a teaching moment ready to happen. As a constitutional conservative, he's staying quite busy these days. The SurvivalRing Radio Show at www.survivalringradio.com will be coming back SOON!