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Eight workers were injured and approximately 50 nearby homes evacuated when propane gas tanks exploded at a Central Florida refilling plant last night.  Filled tank cylinders exploded causing the trucks...

The post Injuries and Emergency Evacuations in Area From Florida Gas Refilling Plant Explosion appeared first on 1-800-PREPARE Blog.

Author: Gordon
Posted: July 30, 2013, 8:08 pm

While this blog focuses on being prepared in all kinds of emergencies from natural disasters to manmade accidents, we haven’t really focused on how individuals can actually help others when...

The post The American Red Cross Launches a Volunteer Oriented Team Red Cross App appeared first on 1-800-PREPARE Blog.

Author: Gordon
Posted: July 26, 2013, 9:02 pm

If you lived in the New York City tristate area during Hurricane Sandy or even watched media coverage of the destruction, you were apt to learn about the shortages of...

The post NYC Council Set to Vote on Nine Emergency Preparation Measures in Wake of Hurricane Sandy appeared first on 1-800-PREPARE Blog.

Author: Gordon
Posted: July 24, 2013, 7:00 pm

The Asia-Pacific region has the highest number of deaths and economic losses from natural disaster more than any other area of the globe, according to a report from the United...

The post What is “Disaster University?” appeared first on 1-800-PREPARE Blog.

Author: Gordon
Posted: July 22, 2013, 9:00 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is having a webinar on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. EST that is free to the public where bioterrorism experts...

The post Clinicians Discuss How the U.S. Public Might Respond to the Possibility of an Anthrax Attack appeared first on 1-800-PREPARE Blog.

Author: Gordon
Posted: July 18, 2013, 3:27 pm

There is an excellent article on FoxNews.com today about how to keep children feeling emotionally safe when weather tragedies befall their community.  Experiencing severe flooding, earthquakes and tornadoes that damages...

The post Severe Weather and a Child’s Emotional Security appeared first on 1-800-PREPARE Blog.

Author: Gordon
Posted: July 15, 2013, 4:48 pm

Vice President Joe Biden spoke yesterday at the heartbreaking memorial service for 19 firefighters that died while battling a ferocious blaze on June 30th in Arizona.  The 19 fallen men...

The post Memorial Service for the Granite Mountain Hotshots and Some Tips for Home Fire Prevention and Safety appeared first on 1-800-PREPARE Blog.

Author: Gordon
Posted: July 10, 2013, 3:58 pm

There is an excellent article in Mashable from earlier this week that speaks to the importance of digital preparedness in an emergency.  Although nothing beats actual preparedness during a disaster, there...

The post The Best in Digital and Electronic Preparedness appeared first on 1-800-PREPARE Blog.

Author: Gordon
Posted: July 5, 2013, 7:17 pm

A Ohio-based nuclear power plant was shut down last Saturday evening following the failure of one of the plant’s four reactor cooler pumps.  The spokesperson for the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power...

The post Failure At Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant Reinforces the Importance of Emergency Preparedness appeared first on 1-800-PREPARE Blog.

Author: Gordon
Posted: July 2, 2013, 6:27 pm

Tornado warnings scheduled for this morning in two New Jersey counties were lifted although heavy rains and flash flood warnings and watches continue for New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and...

The post Tornado Warnings in New Jersey Have Lifted, But Readiness For Twisters Remains Crucial appeared first on 1-800-PREPARE Blog.

Author: Gordon
Posted: July 1, 2013, 5:47 pm




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