Hurricane Katrina was one of the top five most deadly, the third biggest, and the costliest hurricane in American history. Nearly 2,000 died; close to 100,000 homes were destroyed, and the storm displaced almost 400,000 people. New Orleans, Louisiana was particularly devastated when the city’s levee system failed, flooding 80 percent of New Orleans. 90,000 square miles were declared a federal disaster area. With the peak of hurricane season upon us, are you prepared for any natural disaster that would likely affect your area?
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Nine years ago, a Category 3 hurricane made landfall on America’s Gulf Coast, displacing hundreds of thousands of people from
Spring is almost here and that means it is time for Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 5-11. Preparedness is a 24-7/365 project. With Severe Weather Preparedness Week upon us, we refreshed last year’s post to again remind you to prep for Mother Nature’s worst.
While some of you may still be shoveling snow, other parts of the country are experiencing damaging and fatal floods and tornadoes. Spring has definitely sprung and with that comes not only weird, but also severe weather patterns. Long-range weather forecasters, as reported from Accuweather.com predict a worse storm season this year than we experienced in 2012 with “above-normal amount of tornadoes this season.”
September is National Preparedness Month. Be ready! Have a plan and make an emergency kit. The Shooter’s Log has all the information you need to prepare for disasters.
It’s not if, it’s when.
Mostly caused by lightning or human carelessness, a wildfire is any type of uncontrolled and unwanted burning of any wild land. Wildfires occur all over the world at any time of the year, but the hotter summer months produce more forest fires than other months.
Are you a member of a private, or open gun range or do you have your own gun range? If you shoot regularly at a primitive gun range—one without shelter, a clubhouse or designated shooting bays—there are ways to make your day at the range safer and more comfortable with these five tips.
After a harsh winter, summer is finally here. Bright sun, longer days, no school, road trips, ice cream, barbeques, libations, and
My local weather report teaser this morning mentioned 80 degrees this week, but “not to get used to it.” We
Peace on Earth is a bit of a contradictory statement in regards to stocking up for SHTF or a disaster. Giving
Last winter proved that hazardous and unexpected weather can come sooner, end later and hit parts of the country
We talk extensively about the importance of having an emergency kit for you and your family. Often called a bug-out
We have all heard that we should be prepared, but for what and what does being prepared entail? Although certain
Tornadoes can appear without much warning and when they do they often leave a trail of death and destruction. Because they
Once again it is that time of year when most of us are under some type of severe weather advisory. A storm cell producing damaging tornadoes whipped through parts of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska last weekend continues to move through the Central Plains into the Great Lakes this week. California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona are under a wild fire risk.
On March 6, 2014, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued an El Nino watch for the spring and summer of 2014. Named after the baby Jesus by South American fisherman from the coasts of Peru and Ecuador, El Nino is the warming of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the western coast of South America in an area called Nino3.4. This warm water changes wind patterns, in turn affecting global weather. Moreover, this time around meteorologist and scientists are expecting a “doozy.”
Just like this year’s relenting winter weather, the end of this series “Winter Weather Hunting Safety Tips” is also coming to an end. In Part 1 we looked at the dangers caused from colder temperatures and the physical demands winter weather can put on your body. In Part 2 we examined the essential gear to take with you when hunting during the winter months. Now, in Part 3, we will take a look at some of the unexpected dangers you could encounter if hunting in extreme winter weather.