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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I was listening to fox new radio earlier today and the "experts" are predicting the trice of food to continue rising due to only about 20% of the corn being produced being used for food be it for feed or human consumption. wondering what every one here is doing to prepaire for this. Me...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p\ More proof you need to be ever vigilant, take this story to heart when you prep. make sure you work in a plan to cover a situation like this as well.
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    These are some photos I took today after finally being able to get up to my property and see if there was any damage from the 2nd fire up there in a week. The second fire was a flare up of the first. I Even got a shot of my BOD (Bug Out Dog):D: The first couple of shots are where they came...
  4. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    With all the extreme drought and now all the fires, is it possible that Texas will become the next dust bowl state?
  5. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    On the way to work this morning the guy on the radio was talking about how Texas set new records for the hottest summer - ever. I do not know how true it is, but the guy was talking about Texas might have been the hottest average temperature of any state recorded in 2011. In the desert states...
  6. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    This was posted this as a reply to a thread, but I wanted to post it here as a topic of discussion. Its normal for tensions to run high after a storm, and its normal for emotions to run high after a storm. After hurricane Ike pushed through, the Orange County Texas sheriffs department started...
  7. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Now I have read some Irene responses over the last few days and it got me thinking of a REAL SHTF scenario. Comments like this is a survival site and we need to stick together and help one another, etc... Well first off I like to define situations into categories. I have 3 of them, civilian...
  8. Off Topic Lounge
    The Army used the rescue efforts from Irene to unviel their newest sub. It almost worked.!
  9. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    I just wanted to share some observations from my experience. I hope everyone can walk away with a little more knowledge. I live in CT about 20 miles from Hartford. Very much inland. We are very fortunate overall as a state. We did lose a few lives. My prayers go out to the families. Our...
  10. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Stuff that worked really well: Coleman Powermate 5000 Generator and transfer switch: We have 4 refrigerators running off our generator, our 2 and our 2 neigbors. No problem due to the 2 circuit nature of the generator. Even cleaning my pool of leave with a Nautilus. Money well spent. MAde me a...
  11. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Not really a big flood compared to most down south but still rather destructive for the Mohawk River valley and the Hudson River valley. Many of the small town back roads were backed up for miles all day due to the NYS thruway being closed from Amsterdam to Syracuse. We personally had no power...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I live in upstate NY, near the capital of Albany (You may have heard ''Troy'' on national news yesterday...), and we got hit pretty well with Irene. Fortunately I'm one of the lucky ones whose home isn't under water, but that's only one of the ''new'' worries I got out of this experience. I had...
  13. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Looks like Irene did not wash New York city out to sea.
  14. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    We are planning on leaving tonight (Friday) to avoid more crowds leaving this weekend. Mayor has just issued a mandatory evac if I picked up the news right. Subways will not be working Sat (and my idiot boss was asking us to come work on the weekend). We are on high ground in an upper floor of a...
  15. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Having been through hurricanes Ike and Rita, evacuated for hurricane Andrew, and having worked an evacuee shelter for hurricane Katrina, I am here to answer your questions. People that have been through a hurricane are welcome to help answer questions. Have at least 1 week of food and water...
  16. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    How well prepared are the northeastern states for hurricane force winds? According to this page on CNN, hurricane Irene is expected to hit New York city as a category 2 hurricane. For those of you that watched...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I need to ramp up my preps. I need to think of all the things that can happen and prepare them. Seriously....who would expect a 5.8 quake in Virginia! Do you plan for weather emergencies that rarely happen in your area?
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  19. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Hey Florida you guys ready for Irene Any one starting to board up? What are some last minute preps for some of you? Im going out and buying some more water everything else is stocked.
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