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If The Fukushima Disaster Has Taught Us Anything…

It’s been over a year and a half since the terrible events of Fukushima. They’re still dealing with the aftermath and will be for years to come. Imagine what it would be like if that happened on US soil? What a mess.

In my opinion, if there’s anything that the Fukushima disaster should have taught …

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Winter Weather Preps for Your 2 Most Important Areas of Influence

I know that fall has just arrived and it felt like summer was yesterday, but last week I awoke to frost on my car windshield and began to think about the coming winter. Seeing that it’s never too early to get ready for what you know is coming, here’s my list of things for you …

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Guest Post: Avoid Water Damaged Documents with Winter Pipe Preparation

Water has a unique characteristic – it becomes 8.3 percent less dense as it freezes, expands and becomes a mineral. As water freezes and expands, it takes up 9 percent more space than it does in its liquid form. So when water in a pipe freezes, the ice blockage causes a buildup of pressure downstream, …

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Hurricane Disaster Information

For those in the wake of the current hurricane concerns on the east coast, pay attention to these references (all taken from the Disaster Information You Should Know page):…

Tropical Cyclones – A Preparedness Guide [PDF File] – A several page document that introduces what a hurricane is, how to stay safe, what to do

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Flood Experiences – A Compilation of Links

Wrapping up the week on flood experiences, I figured it would be easier to reference one post with the links here. And thank you to Bev for taking the time and effort to share her experiences:…

Flood of 2007 by Bev Guest Post: Flood of 2007 by Bev Part 1 Guest Post: Flood of 2007

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Guest Post: Flood of 2007 Part 5 (The End) by Bev

Lessons from the Flood from a Prepper’s Point of View

This story is the final installment in the chronicle of the 2007 flood and is specifically about the area around my Mother’s home. The scene we saw that morning and personal stories are shown here. It is worth reading the personal experiences of the people …

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Guest Post: Flood of 2007 Part 4 by Bev

Two older people, one working full-time, cannot clean up a house from a flood. And pretty much everyone we knew was going through the same thing. Add the lines and the forms and the paperwork to apply for relief, and the mold just kept growing.

For us, the Red Cross was worthless, but others we …

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Guest Post: Flood of 2007 Part 3 by Bev

Silence… Silence is the worst of all… Not knowing… And all the things that could be…

One pm, before he was to be to work for second shift, Bob finally showed up at Mother’s! Phones out, electric out, food rotting in the fridge and freezer, horses okay (they went to high ground on the bluff), …

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Guest Post: Flood of 2007 Part 2 by Bev

Seventeen inches of rain in twenty-four hours in the bluff country of southeastern Minnesota and the morning revealed devastation beyond anyone’s expectations and seven deaths.

My Mother’s home is less than a mile from the Mississippi River, less than a mile from Garvin Brook, which the creek that goes by my home and Rollingstone feeds …

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It’s Flood and Hurricane Week!

This week is a good week to discuss floods and hurricanes (because we are still knee-deep in hurricane season) and, who knows, maybe we’ll get some rain if we talk a lot about it.

First, if anyone has some interesting stories about living through floods or hurricanes, we would greatly appreciate hearing about your experience. …

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