When I started thinking about this survey and its subsequent quiz, I wondered if there was enough material. Rest assured (or really not) there are plenty of potential mega-colossal disasters out there to think about.
By mega-colossal disasters, I mean the really big one. The earthquake that shakes the world, or the disease that wipes us [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...]
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Landslides are a major geological hazard because they are widespread. In the U.S., slides occur in all 50 states and territories. They cause $1-2 billion in damages and more than 25 fatalities on average each year.
Landslides commonly occur in connection with other major natural disasters such as [Click title to read more...]
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With all the earthquakes and volcanoes in the news lately (including boobquake), I thought it would be helpful to point out the danger of tsunamis these events can bring on.
A fun way to learn about tsunamis is the newest quiz, “Tsunami Survival Quiz”. I live very close [Click title to read more...]
I just finished several Guides for specific disasters that include before, during, and after information. Check ‘em out!
If you like lists, you’ll love the second one, “Basic”. It’s overflowing with lists about preparing, getting through, and dealing with the aftermath.
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This is powerful footage of the 8.8 Chilean earthquake with dialog comparing the 7.0 Haitian earthquake. Five hundred time more powerful and tsunami warnings reaching half a world away from the epicenter.
Watch this crazy YouTube news reel:
Take the newly revised Earthquake Survival Quiz and see you’re chances of [Click title to read more...]