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  1. Vehicles & Transportation
    after all the flooding up north we know there will be some cleaned-up junkers for sale. what to look for? How to spot a flood-damaged used car (msn.com) -Look in the engine bay and under the vehicle for premature rust -Check hard to clean spots on the upholstery and carpet for stains -If...
  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. General Discussion
    Houston and other regions got another taste of flooding this week. It seems like some people haven't learned much since the Harvey floods. I'm no flood expert, but did learn a few things. Perhaps others can add to the things to be careful of. 1) Until you can prove otherwise, assume flood...
  4. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    I thought this was an interesting article although I'm told this writer is kind of a doomsday kind of guy. It gives perspective on the massive flooding in the midwest. Government Warns Of Historic, Widespread Flooding “Through May” We have never seen catastrophic flooding like this, and the...
  5. Louisiana
    Well with the ground saturation and recent memories of the Aug 2016 flood, Looks like ******'s remnants will be dumping 7-10" of rain in my area. If anyone's in the Iberia/Lafayette Parish area, the local governments have opened the sand bag locations (Lafayette's is open year round, didn't...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Due to climate change, there will be more and more precipitation which will result in more overland flooding. Sometimes in places we least expect it. Maybe going underground isn't the best idea unless it's just temporary. Where would one get information about the chances of flooding occurring...
  7. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    major flooding in South America http://www.voanews.com/content/floods-paraguay-argentina-brazil-uruguay/3119875.html "Emergency officials said Saturday that as many as 150,000 people in the border areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina had fled their homes ahead of severe flooding...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Here on the Gulf Coast of Texas, we are getting ready for the 2014 hurricane season which starts June 1. Got me to wondering: are we ready for this season? :confused: After spending time reading on this forum, I think I'm better prepared than in the past but, of course, there's always more...
  9. General Discussion
    My daughter just sent me this link about the Adis/Barker Dam situation, and I dug a bit up on my own. "If the Adicks and Barker Dams Fail- They've already been labeled "high risk." Experts say the resulting damage could be bigger than Katrina in New Orleans. North of Interstate 10, Barker's...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=food+shortage%2C+this+month&oq=food+shortage%2C+this+month&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=3&gs_upl=1128011l1136959l0l1137849l16l12l0l3l0l1l1337l2940l2.2.0.1.6-1.1l7l0 I haven't had time to watch these, but scanning down the page, I notice several news clips...
  11. Urban Survival
    Our garage of our home back in Australia flooded twice last year, nearly a foot of water. Poor driveway design and drainage - I'll fix the latter when I move back, but just wondering ... have you got a supply of sandbags for flood water control and possibly even intruder defence? If so, what...
  12. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    I got the idea for this thread after viewing some of the recent posts about Hurricane Irene. The general public takes a lot of things for granted: electricity, the ability to travel without disruption, being able to use cell phones/credit and debit cards, etc. What lessons have you learned...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I received an email from a friend who is a field coordinator for FEMA last week. I was asking about the Mountain House situation in which FEMA supposedly denies making mass purchases of the number 10 cans of survival food. My friend said that yes, FEMA was purchasing the food and stockpiling...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I couldn’t be more annoyed. In an effort to help the girlfriend wake up I drug her to a Red Cross presentation last night that was centered on emergency preparedness. It was so full of misinformation and outright bad advice that I couldn’t sit still. Among the information and suggestions they...
  15. British Isles and ROI
    Bug out? Don't think so here. Catastrophic NBC... probably too late for me. But other urban failures... ST or LT... I'm staying put thanks. Now this next bit is not to be interpreted as any sort of jingoistic rant, thanks. .... ahem.... [stiff British upper lip firmly in place] I think...
  16. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    If you're a Google Earth user check this out: https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/wps/portal/NFHLWMSkmzdownload I have tried to read FEMA flood maps on their sitebefore - near impossible. I haven't found anything better - even my city's website sucks.. in fact, more than FEMA's (amazing that...
  17. General Discussion
    I went up to the Teton Dam yesterday cuz I was bored, snapped a few .... Pretty cool they actually left it alone (or rather whats left after it broke).
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