Michigans Disaster Declaration Process

Young Girl on a flooded Street

This article discusses the disaster declaration process in the state of Michigan. When an incident occurs, local police, fire and emergency medical services are normally the first to respond. They initially assess the situation, determine its nature, scope and magnitude, and determine if additional assistance is required.

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The Garbage Crisis in Venezuela: Sanitation Issues When the SHTF

It´s surprising how bad news related to situations generated by the collapse doesn´t stop. I have some ties to a relatively small town. It´s located not so close to any major city, not so far away neither. It´s not so rural, and it still has some of the charms of small towns, while being big enough to not be boring.

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Do 1 Thing for January: Make a Plan

Disasters change things. When an emergency happens you may have to decide what to do very quickly, while you are worrying about what might happen. By planning ahead, it will be easier to make the right decisions when the worst happens.

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The 12 Areas of Preparedness: Food

Power outages of several days or longer usually follow disasters. Power outages in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence left approximately 350,000 people without power, which hasn’t been restored at the time this article was written. Having a stock of canned food, dry mixes, and other staples that do not require refrigeration, cooking or special preparation is vital to your family’s survival during the aftermath of a disaster.

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Knowing How to Save a Life May Save Yours!

 

Knowing How to Save a Life May Save Yours!

For the second week of National Preparedness Month, we thought we would turn our attention to the skills all of us should possess, but only a few do. Knowing how to perform CPR and other emergency first-aid techniques may not only save the life of a loved one but may save your own as well. Taking CPR or first-aid classes as a family is an enjoyable experience that will bring you all closer while learning truly critically skills. There are numerous life-saving techniques you can learn…

Source: Emergency Essentials Blog

Six things to know before a disaster strikes.

In the past 10 years, The United States has officially declared over 1,000 of them. And over the last century, more than 25 million Americans have been affected. And that’s not including disasters declared at the state and local level. And, in the Fall of 2017, alone, three major hurricanes – Harvey, Irma and Maria – were estimated to have impacted 25.8 million Americans. Chances are, one day you’ll be affected. Planning now means you’ll have better control of the situation.

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PrepperMed 101: Deadly Dehydration

The Beans, Bullets, bandages, & You Blog has a great article on Dehydration.  Staying hydrated during an emergency situation or disaster is very important.  Therefore, having a ready supply of water is vital to surviving an emergency situation or disaster.

PrepperMed 101: Deadly Dehydration

The Beans, Bullets, bandages, & You Blog has a great article on Dehydration.  Staying hydrated during an emergency situation or disaster is very important.  Therefore, having a ready supply of water is vital to surviving an emergency situation or disaster.

If life were a Mad Maxx movie, death by dehydration would involve deserts and grimy men with lots of beard stubble. Since most of life is not Hollywood, death by dehydration mostly looks like a baby with diarrhea. Or a toddler who’s had a bad fever for several days. Maybe it looks like an adult prostrated with heat who can no longer sweat. Whatever its face, dehydration is a lot more dangerous than mutant biker gangs in the real world.

How can we recognize this problem when its developing, and what should we do about it if there’s no medical professionals around to help? I’m not a physician (and this is not me giving you medical advice), but here’s some of the ideas the medical people have to offer.

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100 Items That Will Disappear In An Emergency

hese are at least 100 items that will disappear in an emergency at the very least at your local grocery or big box store. Can you picture the empty store shelves after a disaster? I have seen them after a flooding episode here in Southern Utah. Luckily, only the bottled water shelves were empty, but you can imagine if we had a major emergency. I’m hoping as you read this list you will think of the things that you will want to stock in your home so you are better prepared. You don’t have to store everything on this list, just the things that you would miss if the roads and highways shut down.

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5 Prepper Apps Your Smartphone Needs Now!

I will be updating our “Apps to help you survive a storm page” after reading this article. The article mentions Game and Fish, which for Michigan is the MiPage app (Android)(iOS). If you have a favorite app which could help during a storm or disaster, please mention in the comments below.

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to hold three days of training in October

Wayne County residents are invited to register for the free CERT Disaster Preparedness Course. Students enrolled in this course learn disaster preparedness, fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, terrorism, and more. The three-day course is designed to provide the basic skills needed in major disaster, which increases the ability people to survive until first responders or other assistance arrives.

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5 Things You Never Thought You Needed In Your Prepper Gear

Preparing for the worst is often looked down upon by those who don’t think there’s any reason to prepare for even a natural disaster by storing a bit of extra food. But when you live in an area where even major blizzards are possible in winter, thoughts often go to the most obscure items and their potential use.

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Advice from Disaster Survivors – Part 2

Every year, just before hurricane season begins, Roberta McPhie, of Spring, Texas, a Houston suburb, cranks up her ice maker to make extra ice. She freezes bottles of water. She’d already stocked up canned goods, but she buys a few more, along with plenty of bottled water and batteries.

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