Survival Scout Tips — natural disaster

Grab and Go Emergency Evacuations Must-Haves

Every year, emergency evacuations force millions of Americans from their homes. Pack a grab and go bag with emergency evacuation must-haves today to prepare.

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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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The Science Behind Solar Flares and the Grid

Understanding the facts and history behind solar flares will help you and your family know how to prepare for a worst-case scenario. A handful of solar flares over the last century have resulted in well-documented disruptions to Earth’s electromagnetic field. 

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Most-Read Preparedness Stories of 2018

While we’re only halfway through 2018, this volatile year has already seen significant developments that seriously affect folks like us who prepare.

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FEMA Admits It Is Broke, Cannot Provide During a Disaster

The First 72 Are On You In numerous statements to news media, FEMA head administrator Brock Long urged all Americans to understand three truths: FEMA is broke. The system is broken. If this is the new normal, Americans can't rely on a federal cavalry when disaster strikes. They will have to take care of themselves. Administrator Long’s first two points deserve some rigorous analysis – something we’ll be watching as it unfolds. His third and most important point is something we should all act on now. (See source of the quote.) UPDATE: On 5/16/18, Long told Florida's Governor's Conference on Hurricanes...

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More Volatility Means Increased Urgency to Prepare

2017 was a record year for natural disasters. The US experienced 15 billion-dollar in disasters as of October and must better prepare for more emergencies in the future.

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What To Do - $1.1 Trillion - Our Natural Debt

$1.1 trillion. It's a figure you won't hear coming out of the mouths of politicians this election season. Sure, you might hear them talk about our national debt, which is at a staggering $19.4 trillion and counting. Or a shutdown. Preparing for the coming storm But $1.1 trillion is nothing to balk at - it represents the damages from 196 major weather disasters since 1980. This is what I call a "natural disaster debt." I'm sure the figure would be much higher if it included earthquakes. Even higher still if it included weather disasters that caused damages less than a...

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