Surviving Terrorist Attack Or Storm Emergency

Survival planning is a must do project. Never believe it ‘can’t’ happen to you. Here are just a few of todays bad news headlines.

Iowa thunderstorms have hit for three consecutive nights, sending rivers and creeks rolling over their banks. Several hundred people were evacuated from their homes in Ames and sandbagging was under way after 3 to 5 inches of rain pushed Squaw Creek and Skunk River to break their banks Fire Chief Clint Petersen said “In some spots, water was up to car windshields.” Iowa Department of Transportation closed Interstate 35 and both lanes of U.S. Highway 30 were closed.

Pakistan monsoon related floods have affected more than 14 million people at least six or seven million are in need of help including food, clean water, shelter and medical care. Over 1,200 people have died and at least 288,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed in the flooding.

China heavy rains in northwestern China causing flooding and massive landslides. There are 1,117 dead and 627 are still missing. Clean drinking water a primary concern most local sources destroyed or polluted.

Moscow, Russia chief health official says the number of deaths in Moscow is as high as 700 or more a day from smog suffocating the city caused by forest fires, burning peat bogs and unseasonably high temperatures. Interfax news agency saying there are now 1,300 bodies in city morgues, which have a 1,500 capacity.

New Strain of bacteria {NDM-1} is highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics, including the most powerful class called carbapenems. Experts say there are no new drugs on the horizon to tackle it. NDM-1has become common place in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan and has been reported by Britain in patients. Health officials say NDM-1 will soon spread worldwide.

There are many emergency survival plans that are provided free designed and for weather related disasters. This is a good starters check list.

Disaster Supply Kit
Water – at least 1 gallon per person per day for 3 to 7 days for long term disaster survival you may want to consider water purification tablets to add to your kit.
Food – at least enough for 3 to 7 days, non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices foods for infants or the elderly. Eating utensils, forks, spoons and knives used in preparing food.
Remember clean safe water for cooking and washing eating utensils may not be available.
Non-electric can opener, cooking tools, fuel, paper plates, plastic utensils, washing soap.
Blankets / Pillows,  Clothing – seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes
First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
Toiletries , Hygiene items , Moisture wipes, washing soap
Flashlight / Batteries, Radio – Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
Telephones – Fully charged cell phone with extra battery
Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards – Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods
Important documents – in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
Tools – keep a tool kit with you during any storm or other emergency.
Vehicle fuel tanks filled
Pet care items, proper identification / immunization records / medications, ample supply of food and water, a carrier or cage and a muzzle and leash.

Things to consider when developing and your Survival plan.

  • Store non-perishable ready to eat foods, canned and dried foods. After a few days fuel for stoves will be gone and may not be readily available. Remember you will need more than a few cans of green beans. Think about canned or dried meats, fish and fruits as well.
  • An emergency lasting only a few days battery powered devices are fine, however, after a few days battery’s will be useless and you may not be able to get a supply of new batteries. Think about wind up powered or solar powered radios and the like.
  • Be prepared, know how to protect you and your family from criminals that want what you have. Looting will be a serious problem in any long term emergency. Those not prepared will soon be looking for water and food. Your water and your food!
  • Fleeing big cities into the country side may be required for your long term safety and survival. Small 2 – 4 person tents are relativity cheap and take up little space. They will keep you dry and out of the rain and snow.
  • Think and prepare for the long term. Electric gas and phone service may be unavailable for weeks or even months.
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