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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    "The National Risk Index is a new, online mapping application from FEMA that identifies communities most at risk to 18 natural hazards. This application visualizes natural hazard risk metrics and includes data about expected annual losses, social vulnerabilities and community resilience." "The...
  2. Book Reviews
    This well-written and researched book was penned by the historian Douglas Brinkley who rode out the storm at a hotel in downtown New Orleans. It was written only a year after the storm which is an accomplishment because early to market books about disasters are usually hastily and poorly...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I keep seeing this commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HJcYEmzd4A advertising ready.gov/communicate. I agree with the message....but that it's something the government is telling me to do? Every time I see it, I wonder what they know that we don't. Rubs me weird. Anyone else?
  4. General Discussion
    So another thread got me thinking, and I did not want to side track it. I find it interesting that government is becoming more incompetent the bigger it gets. Our State and federal governments are bigger and spending more money then ever in the history of our country. Their ability to...
  5. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    http://www.community.fema.gov/connect.ti/readynpm/view?objectId=3239120 Fema presents 2015 Hurricane Preparedness Toolkit! Just in time for Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 24-30 National Hurricane Center's preparedness page http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ "Get a plan. The most important...
  6. Controversial News and Alternative Politics
    I was reading through the news I normally read on a daily basis and the linked article was asked by the author to share and make this go viral. I am not saying this will happen but given the powers to be"s proclivity to turn exercises into real events I don't think it would hurt to pass this...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    September is 'National Preparedness Month', as certified by the US Gummint! http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/prep.html "September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by FEMA, National Preparedness Month aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all...
  8. Controversial News and Alternative Politics
    crazy story in internet; US offers South Africa $10 billion for emergency housing if Yellowstone blows. http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_earthchanges100.htm "If the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts then millions of U.S. citizens could end up in Brazil, Australia, or Argentina...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    April 30 is Preparathon! http://www.community.fema.gov/connect.ti/AmericasPrepareathon "America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at...
  10. Political News and Discussion
    I hope you all find this article as inspiring as i did... http://politicalvelcraft.org/2011/11/14/u-s-sheriffs-rise-up-against-federal-government-sheriff-threatens-feds-with-swat-team/
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I thought this was really well done. I know a lot of people here don't like or trust FEMA, but anytime the government tells you not to depend on the government, I consider that a good thing. I think there are a lot of young passionate Emergency Managers and such that are entering the scene and...
  12. Controversial News and Alternative Politics
    So just thought i would tell you something very interesting from the meeting last night. There was an EPA guy there. He is prepping too and a friend of the guy that started it. 1. So Camp Atterbury, Indiana has a new outbuildings that they have put high fences around and barb wire for...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    found a mention on a 'Citizen's Corps' on Fema. http://citizencorps.gov/ anyone with any knowledge/expertise on this group? how many of us would consider this, and how many see it as just another gummint intrusion? (forgive if there's an existing thread--searched and couldn't find) "The...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What role does it play in SHTF? Deception is used regularly in many areas ranging from camo to deceive the eye, to center peel maneuvers to give the appearance of greater force strength, to hidden food/ammo/weapon caches. So what other roles does it play in SHTF? For example, hanging police...
  15. General Discussion
    The central Minnesota town of Foley tried having its own police department and contracting with the county sheriff’s department for law enforcement. Now, in an effort to save money, the city with a population of 2,600 is making a controversial move few others have done: Starting in January, it...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Have noticed the sudden increase in commercials put out by DHS/FEMA about having an emergency kit ready and with you at all times? They always seem to run in doubles. I have been seeing them every day for weeks.:eek:
  17. Food and water
    I just watched a bad show on MSNBC about 2012 preppers. 90% of it was useless information but there was one small part that got my attention. They were talking to a guy who sells food stock piles for people's shelters and he said that lately he is having trouble getting the product out to...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just got a phone call from my grandmother, I have recently started to help get her prepared. She lost her job recently and her $700 SS payment got cut by $200. When she called to find out why, they said she owed them $1000. No explanation, waiting on the good ol legal system now. She came...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    My wife has discussed a different sort of BOB with me. She was calling it a FEMA BOB. Her own original concept. Our regular BOBs are designed around the idea of a camping and woodlands living. They include things that FEMA probably won't allow into a shelter. Like guns and big knives. Pretty...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    When that tornado ripped through Alabama in late April, it turned Jonathan Stewart's house into a pile of rubble. The Federal Government just cut checks to several countries in the billions of dollars to foreign countries, but reject there own citizens with whom the money belongs to. :mad...
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