Survival Scout Tips — hurricane

What Happens in the Days after a Disaster?

Not only do we have to survive the flood or hurricane, but we must also survive the days after. In this post, we’re covering what happens in the days after so you can prepare. 

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Surviving a Year-Long Blackout: Lessons from Puerto Rico & the USVI

In September 2017, two major hurricanes destroyed the power grid in the USVI and Puerto Rico. Here are 7 blackout survival lessons we can learn from them.

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Weather Spotting: Spot a Natural Disaster Before It Hits

Are you aware of the warning signs that a dangerous natural weather event is about to occur? Find out how to spot danger and act to stay safe now. 

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2018 Disasters in Review, How to Prepare for 2019

In 2018, we saw everything from widespread wildfires in California to a major volcanic eruption in Hawaii to devastating hurricanes on the East Coast and Gulf of the United States. Let's reflect on what we saw these last 12 months and learn how to prepare for 2019. 

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5 Hurricane Preparedness Lessons from History

With hurricane season in full swing, now is the time to remember five key preparedness lessons from these storms to keep you and your family safe.

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Summer's Not Official Yet – But Crises are Already Boiling

Elizabeth Anderson digests the preparedness news you need to know before summer officially arrives. The prognosis is not pretty, but we are confident in our preparedness planning. Are you?

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Out In The Ocean & Deep In The Earth, Danger Lurks

Nowhere in our great nation is immune to disasters. I want to contrast two kinds of disasters many are familiar with preparing for. I want to use this contrast to discuss how, if you boil it down to its essence, the preparedness journey follows a similar arc.

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Special Report: Building a Culture of Preparedness

Building a Culture of Preparedness In FEMA's 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, recently published and outlined in comments to the House Homeland Security Committee – the first strategic goal reads: "building a culture of preparedness." Seeing this intrigued me. As most in the prepper community, I've been skeptical of FEMA for some time now. But "building a culture of preparedness" does not sound like the FEMA I know. In fact, it's exactly what we've been doing at My Patriot Supply for a decade now. Naturally, I needed to read the full plan to understand how this culture of preparedness would be defined....

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30 Million FEMA Meals Never Delivered - Urgent Bulletin to Prepare

"Do not ship another meal.Your contract is terminated." This was the simple, two-line email a rep from FEMA sent to Tiffany Brown, owner and sole operator of Tribute Contracting. Shortly after Hurricane Maria relief efforts were underway, Tribute Contracting was awarded a FEMA contract to deliver 30 million meals to Puerto Rico. The contract was for $156 million. This was one of many contracts FEMA made to aid Puerto Rico. Only 0.25% of those meals were delivered – roughly 50,000. Is your jaw on the floor? Mine was. What truly went wrong is anybody’s guess, but it stinks of bureaucratic...

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Dispatches from Irma - The MPS Team in the Wake of Destruction

“WE ARE LUCKY” We’ll cut to the chase today. Here’s what David has reported from Irma: First, I would like to acknowledge our team. In total, we have 5 of our preparedness advisors in Florida. Some are still without power. The folks in the main office in Sandpoint in northern Idaho, at our shippin center in Utah, and elsewhere stepped up and took up any slack. Your dedication and sacrifice have not gone unnoticed. I for one am very grateful. Now, onto my personal dispatches and lessons learned from Irma. We often advise that people practice their plans. Well, as...

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