Potential Disasters Require Prior Planning to Survive~
Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Solar Flares, Floods & Volcanoes. While those of us living on the Pacific rim experience more earthquakes, threats of tsunamis and volcanoes than others living in the U.S., one should be aware that earthquakes, and to a lesser extent volcanoes, can happen almost anywhere. The combination of earthquakes and tsunamis can be horrific as recently witnessed in several parts of the world. However, we should perhaps worry more about a giant solar storm and flare disrupting the U. S. power grid for a prolonged period as we are entering a NASA forecast heightened period of solar activity. To monitor solar activity see NOAA's website at http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/today.html .
The Weather. Whether it’s climate change or Mother Nature, it seems like the weather gods or goddesses are throwing a tantrum. If you believe the scientists, things are probably not going to get better and we will probably see greater weather extremes and fluctuations than we’ve seen in the past 200 years. Of course, even apart from climate change, Mother Nature has always conjured up hurricanes, tornados, avalanches, and other disasters which can ruin your day. You need to be prepared for any emergency and have a plan for survival in the event of a mega storm or arcstorm or other natural or man made disaster.
Visitors from space ( and I don’t mean aliens). Meteors, Comets and Asteroids. Before the upgrading of the earth based sky searches, nobody seriously worried about a possible collision between a meteor or comet and Earth. It just wasn’t on anybody’s radar… so to speak. Times have changed. Frequently nowadays the news media will inform us that scientists have reported another “near Earth miss” about 2 days after it happened. It's a little hard to prepare for an event after the event is over. With notice or not, we’re going to receive a significant impact by one of these meteors or comets sooner or later. The size of the projectile and point of impact will of course determine ones chances for survival and dictate whether or not you even have a go / no go decision to make as far as leaving your home for safer environs. Purdue University has fortunately provided the public with a method of determining your risk from an approaching space object, see their Meteor Impact Caculator.
Pandemics. Whether it’s a varient of Ebola, swine flu, bird flu, bubonic plague or some other readily transmissible unknown virus, even many physicians believe that a pandemic is the greatest threat to the human population.
Act Now ! The links in this website will help you deal with natural disasters along with all the potential man made disasters which are possible. Be prepared and don't let your fate to chance! Even if none of the above happens, it's guaranteed that you'll sleep better at night knowing that you've done all that you can do to protect your family and prepare for any eventuality.