The late 1920s and early 1930s were challenging times economically for our country, and we’re starting to see similar issues today. Those who are wise learn from history, and those who do not, repeat it. Check out Mind 4 Survival’s article that has some lessons we can take from the Great Depression and apply them to our current situation.
We will discover we’re not as prepared as we thought during a disaster, and that is why it’s good to be prepared. What are the essential items you need? Mind4Survival.com has you covered with this list.
Dan Romanchick has been doing the “No Nonsense” amateur radio license study guides for nearly 20 years. He is concidering making all three guides part of an open source project, and he is looking for people with experience open source projects to assist him.
In coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, FEMA will conduct a nationwide test to assess the capabilities of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert at 2:20 p.m. ET on Aug. 11 with a backup date of Aug. 25.
Emergencies happen quickly and without warning. While first responders are there to help, they are not always able to provide immediate assistance to everyone. You can make a difference in your community by mobilizing your Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) when an incident occurs to save lives and protect property. Start by recruiting and organizing your CERT volunteers before an emergency happens so you are better prepared to act.
The National Weather Service will be releasing a new radar viewer webpage for access to NEXRAD and TDWR Radar data. The new radar webpage (currently found at preview-radar.weather.gov) will replace the current page on or about Dec. 16, 2020. Through Dec. 15, the new webpage will run in parallel with the current one, in order to allow users the necessary time to transition to learning the new interactive radar webpage.
What we are witnessing all over the country right now is incredibly sad. In the aftermath of the tragic death of George Floyd, it would have been wonderful to see the entire nation unite behind an effort to make our society less violent, more just and more peaceful. But instead, we have seen a tremendous explosion of violence and lawlessness that doesn’t seem likely to end any time soon. Violent crime rates are surging in major city after major city, and the 4th of July weekend was particularly bad. At least 41 people were hit by gunfire in New York City during the holiday weekend, and this continues a trend that we have seen throughout the first half of 2020.
Midland County Central Dispatch issued an advisory Tuesday, May 19 noting a structural failure of the dam on the Tittabawassee River, advising people not to call 911 unless they are unable to evacuate.
There is an increasing number of COVID19 testing sites across our state. Below, We have included multiple links to assist you in finding a testing site near you. Also, Michigan COVID 19 Test Finder offered through Michigan.gov is a good resource to find testing sites.
Isolation can take a significant toll on a person, and new research studies the challenges and consequences of mass quarantine. In CERT, we teach that people should understand the risks the themselves, their communities, and their regions. In our training we have an entire sections on Psychological effects from a disaster. So, it’s important to know what the psychological effects you may see in yourself our others around you during this quarantine.