Here are three simple guidelines for how to shelter in a tornado: Get In, Get Down, Get Covered. The key is to protect yourself from falling or flying debris.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 5:06 pm
Owner's prayers answered as dog survives tornado.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 4:04 pm
After seeing the devastation and the aftermath of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado, I am convinced that a well stocked emergency kit is as needed after a tornado as it is after any other catastrophic disaster.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 2:06 pm
50 tornadoes in 24 hours - some massive. The most destructive tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma and already over 50 are confirmed dead. They had 20 to 30 minutes warning but with winds over 200 MPH, it wasn't enough to keep everyone safe. That tornado was over a mile and a half wide and was on the ground for over an hour.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 1:29 pm
A massive tornado over a mile and a half wide spent over an hour on the ground in Moore Oklahoma. The enormous destruction incluceded an elementary school. Its too soon to know the number of casualties.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 11:00 pm
After 28 tornadoes reported yesterday in the U.S. heartland, I was wondering, "what causes tornadoes"?
Posted: May 20, 2013, 5:11 pm
Eyewitnesses describe the horror of the recent Texas tornados. "I couldn't stop screaming."
Posted: May 17, 2013, 2:30 pm
The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling the H7N9 now developing in China one of the "most lethal" because it seems to be infecting people much more easily than previously know bird flu strains.
Posted: May 16, 2013, 9:26 pm
Two hospital workers are the latest confirmed cases of the new SARS-like coronavirus. The latest stats are 40 infected and 20 fatalities. That's a 50% mortality rate. Medical professionals are going into high gear to undersrand and stop this outbreak.
Posted: May 16, 2013, 9:04 pm
The World Health Organization has announced that the new SARS-like corona virus is now spreading person-to-person.
Posted: May 14, 2013, 8:27 pm
Always be ready to Shelter In Place (SIP). It's a basic emergency preparedness lesson. No one in Boston could have anticipated just a few days ago that parts of the city would be in a government ordered Shelter-In-Place situation because of a man hunt for the Boston Marathon terrorist.
Posted: April 19, 2013, 12:45 pm
We never know what the day will bring. It's an unsure world. We are sorry for you today, Boston!
Posted: April 15, 2013, 10:58 pm
Secure Your Life Suggestion #1: Start by simply making a list of the potential natural and man-made emergencies or disasters that could impact you in your area.
Posted: December 18, 2012, 11:12 pm
Flu season is ramping up.
Are you prepared with the pandemic flu supplies needed when the eventual pandemic arrives? Experience shows these supplies evaporate quickly as soon as the pandemic starts to spread.
Posted: December 5, 2012, 3:46 pm
The latest report says the sea level is rising 60% faster than previously thought. This means a greater frequency of severe storms with damaging surges like Hurricane Sandy. Are you prepared to deal with these new realities?
Posted: December 1, 2012, 1:31 pm
LifeSecure emergency preparedness products are now on sale on Facebook. Yes, just when you thought you might at least have to leave Facebook to get make sure your are prepared for any emergency or disaster, you don't have to. Our full LifeSecure website is now availalable right on Facebook. No need to stop connecting with friends while you shop for emergency kits and supplies.
Posted: November 30, 2012, 1:49 am
This emergency survival crank/solar radio was our #1 selling emergency preparedness gift yesterday. A New York City company purchased it large quantity for all of their employees to be given at a holiday party.
Posted: November 28, 2012, 2:43 pm
In these difficult times, we each want to make every dollar and every gift count. An emergency or disaster can happen anywhere and at anytime. In these times of crisis your emergency kit gift may help maintain calm, keep a friend or family member comfortable, or even save a life.
Posted: November 27, 2012, 1:12 pm
Want to give a meaningful gift this year? How about the gift of emergency preparedness? Here's a way to do that and save an additional 10% off the lowest sale price...
Posted: November 26, 2012, 1:22 pm
Just last week we delivered emergency kits to the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait for the first time. We have provided emergency preparedness kits and supplies to U.S embassies in Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, South America, and now in the Middle East.
Posted: November 24, 2012, 6:59 pm
Use the coupon code BLOG2012 at the www.LifeSecure.com checkout and save 10% on your purchases through December 7th. This 10% discount is off of the lowest sale price.
Posted: November 22, 2012, 3:02 am
You can give the gift of emergency preparedness this holiday season.
Posted: November 22, 2012, 2:46 am
Have A Happy and Secure Thanksgiving!
Posted: November 22, 2012, 12:58 am
Even as a follow-on Nor'easter is on its way, the message from Hurricane Sandy is clear... There will be disasters, they will be disastrous, and your neighborhood can be hit, so prepare now.
Posted: November 6, 2012, 4:00 pm
The drought painted in pictures. It ain't pretty in more ways than one...
Posted: August 4, 2012, 2:07 pm
Well, it doesn't look so good. The drought just keeps getting worse. See this week's 6-week drought animation.
Posted: August 4, 2012, 1:50 pm
What adverse weather is most deadly - hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards? It turns out that heat waves are the most deadly weather disaster.
Posted: August 3, 2012, 10:47 pm
In Aurora, Colorado a gunman opened fire in a crowded theater at the premiere of the latest Batman movie. As of this time 12 are dead and 50 wounded. The whole incident is just sickening, but reminds us of the need to be prepared for just such emergencies.
Posted: July 20, 2012, 1:21 pm
Corn prices hit an all-time high and soybean prices hit a record high as well amid hightened concern over the impact of drought in the United States. Over 61% of the United States is in moderate to severe drought and over 70% of the corn and soybean crops are currently affected by the drought.
Posted: July 19, 2012, 12:52 pm
The drought story is just getting worse and there is no significant weather relief predicted. 61% of the continental United State is now considered by the Drought Monitor to be in moderate to exceptional drought.
Posted: July 17, 2012, 12:29 pm
Many want to know if they are officially in a drought area. Watch this animation to see if your area has made the latest drought map from the U.S. Drought Monitor. You will see that the drought has been getting worse in the last six weeks.
Posted: July 14, 2012, 8:31 pm
The Federal government just declared drought emergencies and opend up aid to farmers in 1,000 counties in 26 states.
Posted: July 12, 2012, 11:35 am
I was very surprised to read that 56% of the continental U.S. is now considered to be in a state of drought by the weekly Drought Monitor. Apparently this is the driest year since 1988.
Posted: July 10, 2012, 9:54 pm
The wildfires in Colorado, Utah, and elswhere in the west have caused tens of thousands to evacuate their homes. You may wonder what kind of wildfire evacuation kit you might need if you live in an area that might be affected by wildfires in the future.
Posted: June 28, 2012, 6:43 pm
The sad scenes of hundreds of homes burned to the ground and tens of thousands of people evacuating in Colorado and elsewhere in the west, remind us all of the need to be prepared to evacuate our homes on very short notice in case of an emergency or disaster.
Posted: June 28, 2012, 3:42 pm
As the NATO Summit in Chicago nears, many businesses in the downtown Chicago area have put in place special plans to safeguard their employees and facilities from violence or terrorism.
Posted: May 16, 2012, 12:54 pm
We now have over 500 Facebook Fans. Like us now on Facebook to help us get to 1,000. We now have helped over 500,000 lives to be secure in any emergency or disaster. Help us now get to 1,000,00 Lives Secured.
Posted: April 20, 2012, 10:14 pm
The question "Where is the safest place in a tornado?" is a critical one to know the answer to before a tornado actually strikes. Here are three tornado safety actions that may help you determine the safest place wherever you may find yourself:
Posted: April 14, 2012, 1:09 pm
LifeSecure has now secured over 560,000 lives in case of an emergency or disaster. Our short term goal is to reach half a million lives secured. Our long term goal is to help make Every Life Secure.
Posted: April 12, 2012, 7:34 pm
Several earthquakes were reported yesterday in Oregon, Alaska, and Utah.
Posted: April 12, 2012, 2:30 pm
In 2010, the icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted and sent an ash plume across Europe that shut down aviation for 6 days. Now a neighboring and much larger icelandic volcano, Katla, is showing signs of activity.The concern is that the last time Katla erupted in 1918 its ash plume was 5 times larger than the 2102 Eyjafjallajökull plume.
Posted: April 11, 2012, 10:48 pm
Every school in America has diligently prepared emergency plans. These plans are key to a successful response to various emergency and disaster scenarios that are possible in your area. However, an emergency plan on its own with not be successful without (1) prepared students and staff and (2) the right emergency supplies each staff member and all students.
Posted: April 10, 2012, 11:46 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTjR91JC850 We saw the destructive power of tornadoes in the video of the Dallas tornado throwing semi trailers through the air. Take tornado warnings seriously and make sure to have an emergency kit. Every Life Secure - 490,000 lives secured and counting.
Posted: April 4, 2012, 12:38 pm
The Japanese government warned its citizens to prepare for a 34 meter mega-tsunami in the case of a triple quake. Early warning and fast evacuation would seem to be the only hope in such a scenario.
Posted: April 2, 2012, 5:11 pm
How Can Schools Prepare to Successfully Respond to An Emergency or Disaster? Successful emergency response requires that each school: (1) Have the plans, (2) Do the drills, and (3) Get the supplies.
Posted: March 23, 2012, 12:38 pm
What countries are on the list of who has an earthquake early warning system that can provide a mass broadcast early warning that can provide time to take drop cover and hold on? Thoes with an erthquake early warning system include: Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Turkey, and Romania. Who doesn't have an earthquake early warning system? Yes, you guessed it, the United States.
Posted: March 22, 2012, 10:21 pm
LifeSecure has been recognized by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) as one of the top 10 vendors of emergency kits to the U.S. Government. We are proud to be a certified U.S. government vendor through the GSA contract program and to be helping the U.S. Government make "Every Life Secure".
Posted: March 21, 2012, 3:03 pm
Many schools practice some types of drills but not others. All schools do have some kinds of emergency plans. We find that the greatest deficit in most schools' planning is not their plan, it is the emergency kits and supplies to support them.
Posted: March 19, 2012, 8:29 pm
I recently found a really interesting post on the Top 10 Natural Disaster Threats to the United States on www.LiveScience.com. I will share each of the top 10 disaster threats one at a time in a series of posts.
Posted: March 13, 2012, 8:34 pm
It's been a year since an earthquake brought a devastating tsunami with its massive destruction to the Japanese costal areas. The number one question is, "Are we any better prepared for a disaster in our own neightborhood by what we learned from the Japanese disaster?"
Posted: March 12, 2012, 10:23 pm