At 12:44 AM a confirmed EF-0 tornado touched down in Taylor. The tornado was on the ground for two minutes, and lifted back up at 12:46 AM. This brief tornado caused damage to three buildings and several small trees near Southland Center on Eureka Rd and Pardee Rd. Tornado damage was consistent with winds of approximately 80 MPH.
Being without electricity for a few hours is no big deal, right? Well maybe it isn’t too much of a problem if the power outage only lasts a few hours. But when it drags on into the day (or longer), then you will certainly have some issues to deal with.
Have you been thinking lately that maybe you need a vehicle survival kit? If a disaster hits the road you are traveling on, you may want a few of the items listed below in your car or truck. Everyone is different, but I hope this list gets you started. If you think of some ideas, I will add them to my list to help others. Let’s help the world be prepared for that unforeseen emergency on the freeway, back roads, or highways.
A woman from Oregon was found alive after crashing her SUV in Big Sur, California. Angela Hernandez survived for seven days in the wreckage of her Jeep Patriot by siphoning water from a nearby creek. Using the radiator hose of the crashed vehicle, Hernandez was able to siphon water…
I know a lot of people who think of anything preparedness-related as a bit of a slog, this huge burden that they feel like they must do to complete their due diligence. Fun? Nope.
We have all seem a pair of walkie-talkies claiming a range of anywhere from 6 to 50 miles; anyone who has used a GRMS/FRS Radio knows the actual range is much, much smaller. The folks over at Beans, Bullets, Bandages & You have been testing the ranges of various consumer GMRS / FRS radios.
In a bait-and-switch scheme, a group of fraudsters used educational programs for veterans to enrich themselves while cheating service members out of an education they were entitled to under the law.
An emergency situation can happen at any time. It doesn’t matter where you are, you may be on your own and forced to improvise. Natural, terroristic, and man made disasters can force offices full of workers to evacuate. In big cities a disaster may also affect public transportation and congest the streets.
Most people have had occasion to use a tarp at some point to keep firewood dry, temporarily patch a leaky roof, or in some cases for shelter. But when SHTF, there are a variety of survival uses for a humble tarp. We’ve listed 25 of these uses below.
The summertime brings thoughts of bright, sunny days. However, the summer months also include extreme heat, hurricanes, lightning, and wildfires. Prepare your family for severe weather hazards. Stay safe at home or on vacation with information from the Ready Campaign. Learn how to respond to the most common summer weather.