What a CATASTROPHIC Supply Chain Breakdown Will Look Like

When a society falls apart, it’s hard to know exactly how it will all fracture and break apart.  We can tell a little bit of our course by the challenges we face as a community, a nation, a world of countries.  When war is at your door, you can predict what things you won’t have: electricity, water, gas, safety, and so forth.  When a natural disaster strikes, you can also bet on the same services falling apart, and, given the length of the disaster, maybe social order too.  Some disasters have a local or regional zone and impacted radius.  Some are larger in scope and suck in other stable areas like a spiraling vortex.

Webinar: You Are the Help Until Help Arrives

Please join the Region II National Preparedness Division for a webinar on how you can be the help until help arrives. You may be able to save a life by taking simple actions immediately. The Until Help Arrives program teaches basic skills to help keep people alive and safe until…

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The Crisis Response Journal , A Publication for Emergency Managers

In its 17th year, Crisis Response Journal is the global information resource covering all aspects of human-induced disasters or natural hazards, spanning response, disaster risk reduction, resilience, business continuity, and security. CRJ is about bringing agencies, disciplines, nations, and the private and public sectors together to understand their different roles and perspectives, thereby improving a unified response to large-scale crises or averting crises in the first place effective disaster risk reduction. The CRJ cover a range of threats, from CBRN and cybercrime to conventional terrorism, from pandemic protection and preparedness to flooding, from fires and chemical incidents to large scale natural emergencies such as earthquakes, from environmental degradation to climate issues, from critical infrastructure protection to business and national continuity, security, resilience, and sustainability. Emily Hough

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Corporals Corner: Solo Overnight Building a Trappers Cabin From Red Dead Redemption 2 and Double Ribeye with Corn

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M4S 112: Lessons from the Mount St Helens Volcano Eruption

Mount St Helens Volcanic Eruption

May 18, 1980, is a day that many Pacific Northwesterners will never forget – it was the day the Mount St Helens volcano erupted. The Mount St Helens volcano is located about 100 miles south of Seattle and 50 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. The eruption of the Mount St Helens volcano was the most

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Psychology Today: What Are the Psychological Effects of a Quarantine?

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.

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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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