Floods are the most dangerous disaster in terms of human lives lost and property destroyed.
If you live in a flood-prone area, you need to be prepared so here are helpful checklists:
Before a Flood
Keep a list of useful numbers, e.g.emergency services, local flood line, and your insurance [Click title to read more...]
Central America is digging out from the first named storm of what promises to be a strong 2010 Pacific hurricane season.
Agatha slammed into Guatemala and El Salvador a week ago dropping record rain, killing at least 146 people and leaving a huge wake of destruction with thousands homeless. More than 94,000 people have been evacuated [Click title to read more...]
One of the first things in a disaster, especially a mega-colossal disaster, is choosing to stay put or flee. Sometimes there are enough warnings to have time to pack essentials, sometimes not.
For example, an extreme hurricane or cyclone would be on the radar for hours or even days before it struck your area. And [Click title to read more...]