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  1. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Seems like every year at least one large dam in the U.S. comes close to failing (Oroville, CA) due to heavy rains and is only saved due to the heroic efforts of the Corps of Engineers or local authorities. In an extended grid-down situation, when it may not be possible to remedy compromised...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    The spillway has broken due to erosion. Incoming water can't be let out fast enough, lake will be 100% full sometime Friday. The "emergency spillway" is just the lower side of the dam and has NEVER been tested. It could be real bad...
  5. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    I did look before I posted this to make sure this topic wasn't covered before and couldn't find anything. My question is since we rely on power to tame flooding areas etc etc, what preps do you guys have in place in case the power we rely on to control water becomes an issue? I've got sandbags...
  6. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    The most severe hurricane in history is headed for the west coast of Mexico it is expected to make landfall this evening 10/23/15. This weekend rains will move east across southern Texas and then to Louisiana, producing up to 12 inches of rain in the Houston area. Here is a link to the Weather...
  7. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever, at category 5 with winds of 200+ mph will be making landfall south of Puerto Vallarta Mexico this evening. Here is a link to the Weather Channel: Patricia The Strongest Hurricane in History...
  8. 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...
  9. General Discussion
    The Army used the rescue efforts from Irene to unviel their newest sub. It almost worked.!
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  11. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Can you imagine the stock markets skydiving if this happens?
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Since I live in a flood area, and yes we have flooded in my life time, I decided to look for a life jacket. I found this helpful guide what to look for in the different jackets: PS: Anyone looking for dog...
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  14. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    If you're a Google Earth user check this out: 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...
  15. 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).
  16. British Isles and ROI
    Have you put any thought into prepareing for a possible flood, I live on a hill and even I have, when it floods most people head for higher ground, for most that means going upstairs to the 1st floor, then if the water still rises, up another floor, for most of us this will be the attic or loft...
  17. Urban Survival
    Kinda explains itself. This picture was taken in bridge city after hurricane Ike.
  18. Urban Survival
    My family and I moved to Bridge City in 1978. I graduated Bridge City High School class of 1986. This video is dedicated to all of the people that live in Bridge City. And its dedicated to those that lost everything in the flood of 2008.
  19. Urban Survival
    This is my mom and dads neighbors house. After watching this, post how prepared you think you really are.