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Flood – Fire – Evacuation

Two of the most common reasons to evacuate your home, workplace, or any other safe area are flood and fire. In the Los Angeles area, nearly 90,000 people were evacuated due to the Blue Cut wildfire that is virtually out of control, still. Where do 90,000 people go? That’s the first question that crosses my mind. Are they all headed to hotels? The homes of friends or family? How many have nowhere to go and can’t afford even a single …

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Disaster Declared: How Authorities Respond

We’re all familiar with how Police and Fire Departments respond to a car accident here, or a house fire there. Police Officers and Firefighters go through months of training as emergency responders, and they do it day in and day out. Cops are good at cop stuff, Firefighters are good at what they do. But what about those who respond to disasters of all types? How do they determine what their priorities are in the midst of a major catastrophe? Governments, …

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If You Just Moved Here: Hurricane Preparation

A few years ago I read about a woman who moved from the Southwest to New York City, and a hurricane hit two days later. She had no idea what to do. Why would she? She was used to droughts and brush fires, not preparing for a hurricane with its devastating winds and massive levels of rainfall. If you are new to hurricane country, and you are if you live within 100 miles or so of the Atlantic and Gulf …

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Worst Case Scenario: Taking Back Your Home From Intruders, Part 1

Those of us in the preparedness game spend lots of hours and lots of dollars preparing for any likely disaster. Food, water, power, communications, and many other topics fill our minds and fuel our plans. We all consider our well-prepared homes as our castles, but what do you do if someone has taken your castle…and your preparedness lifeline? Are you prepared to watch your family go hungry and become vulnerable because home intruders picked you as a victim? This issue has a …

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50 Emergency Uses for a Phone Camera

In an emergency you’ll need to provide and receive help, and after it’s over, you’ll have to return, repair, and rebuild. Central to this is communication and documentation. Our society loves red tape, especially after disasters. Below are 50 ways a phone camera can be used in an emergency to document, record, and relay important information. Any camera could be used for some of these things, but the phone camera carries a distinct advantage. It can immediately transmit your pictures. If you …

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