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Disasters

Disasters strike the United States with alarming frequency, ranging from natural calamities like hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires to human-induced crises such as mass shootings, terrorist attacks, and industrial accidents. The geographical diversity of the U.S. exposes different regions to various types of disasters, making preparedness a critical concern for communities nationwide. The unpredictability of disasters underscores the importance of being vigilant and proactive in mitigating risks and enhancing resilience.

Each year, the U.S. experiences a significant number of disasters that result in loss of life, property damage, and disruption of essential services. Climate change has contributed to an increase in the frequency and intensity of natural disasters, including hurricanes along the Gulf Coast, wildfires in the West, and flooding in various regions. Moreover, the country faces ongoing threats from pandemics, cyber-attacks, and other complex emergencies that require a robust and adaptive response to safeguard public safety and security.

Despite efforts to mitigate risks and enhance preparedness at the federal, state, and local levels, disasters continue to pose a significant challenge for communities across the U.S. The need for effective emergency response systems, infrastructure resilience, and community engagement is paramount in building a more resilient nation capable of weathering the impact of disasters. By acknowledging the reality of frequent disaster occurrences and investing in proactive measures to enhance preparedness and response capabilities, the U.S. can better protect its population and infrastructure from the devastating effects of disasters.

Exploring the Top 10 U.S. Cities at Risk of Floods

Prepper
February 16, 2024
Flooding is a major concern for many cities across the United States, impacting millions of residents and posing significant challenges to infrastructure and urban planning.

Epidemic: The Escalation of Shooting Deaths

Reporter
February 14, 2024
There is statistical evidence that mass shootings are on the rise, as well as individual incident shootings. In our history, it has been well documented that tough and uncertain times directly correlates to rises in deaths by gun.

The 10 Essentials for the Wilderness

Survivalist
January 23, 2024
The concept of the "10 Essentials" for outdoor activities, particularly hiking and camping, has a long history and has evolved over time.

A Survivalist's Guide to Fear-Based Financial Markets

Prepper
December 14, 2023
Survivalists in the financial realm need to be prepared for various seasons—some marked by fear and others by greed.

Solar Cycle 25: What You Need to Know About Solar Activity

Astronomer
November 22, 2023
In unraveling the mysteries of solar flares and exploring the recent sunspot activity, you can better understand the risks associated with coronal mass ejections (CMEs), and discovering how to prepare for these celestial phenomena.

6 U.S. Cities that Could be Nuclear Targets

Survivalist
October 26, 2023
Now that many of the world’s governments hold arsenals of nuclear weapons, the risk of nuclear warfare is evermore present, although not imminent.

Understanding Recessions

Prepper
August 17, 2023
When the economy takes a downturn, it enters a phase known as a recession. A recession is a significant decline in economic activity that lasts for a sustained period.

SHTF: What it Means

Prepper
July 12, 2023
In the world of preppers and survivalists, the term SHTF is frequently used. SHTF stands for "Shit Hits The Fan," and it refers to unexpected and chaotic situations that disrupt society's functioning.

Industrial Cyber Attacks: What to Know

Tech Geek
July 7, 2023
As the internet grows and technology improves, industries have become increasingly reliant on them. Unfortunately, this has inadvertently led to increased threats of cyberattacks.

Understanding the Cuban Missile Crisis

Historian
June 6, 2023
Nuclear warfare is a military conflict or prepared political strategy that uses nuclear weapons, one of the most dangerous feats of military technology on earth.

Hiroshima & Nagasaki: The Effects of a Nuclear Bomb

Historian
February 10, 2023
World war II saw the catastrophic events that lead to the deployment of the first ever and second uses of a nuclear warhead.

Understanding Modern Economic Collapse

Prepper
February 6, 2023
While the days of the Great Depression have long passed, recession and financial crises are still prevalent. In a modern world of credit cards, government benefits, and stimulus checks; recognizing modern economic collapse can be tricky.

Preparing for Economic Collapse

Prepper
January 10, 2023
Economic distress comes and goes, some bouts are felt harder than others. However, no matter the number of experiences one has with it, just hearing the word "recession" or "economic collapse" can cause the hair on the back of your neck to stand up.

What to Know About Covid-19 Variants

Reporter
December 2, 2022
Let’s be honest, dealing with Covid-19 was not easy. The idea of social distancing, stockpiling food, hand sanitizers, constantly wearing a mask, the fear of the world coming to a grinding halt was all too scary. As the pandemic went on new variants were formed.

The Levels of Economic Collapse

Prepper
November 30, 2022
Economic collapse or meltdown is a term typically used to refer to a range of unpleasant economic conditions. For instance, a high rate of unemployment over a period of time, high rate of bankruptcy, and so on.

The Dos & Don'ts During a Hurricane

Survivalist
September 10, 2022
While not all hurricanes are severe and deadly, it would be silly and reckless to treat any category of hurricane casually. There are some standard dos and don’ts to adhere to during a hurricane. While these guidelines can depend on the storm category, if you want to err on the side of caution, these should be adhered to no matter the severity.

How to be Prepared for a Solar Flare

Survivalist
August 16, 2022
Most people are not aware of when a Solar Flare occurs. The standard solar flare is not seen by the unaided eye of humans, nor is it smart to look at the sun anyways. Despite this, they do happen. Us being on earth and within our atmosphere are generally protected from any harm a Solar Flare can cause. However, other things like power and electronics, may not escape damage.

Extended Power Outages

Prepper
August 13, 2022
A natural disaster, an emp, or residents overloading the grid is enough to cause a power outage. The level of severity of the power outage can vary. That's why no matter where you reside, knowing what causes a power outage and how to be prepared for it can help you and your family be one step ahead of the situation.

Wildfire Evacuation: Knowing When to Bug Out

Survivalist
August 11, 2022
Wildfires are either natural occurring disasters or man-made. It can appear suddenly, do irreparable damage, and last for hours, and in some cases, even days or weeks. This leaves people in its path with more than enough time to evacuate their homes. Knowing when to bug out, is the key.

How Covid-19 Created More Preppers

Reporter
August 3, 2022
The day the Covid-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic was like every other day. The working class got ready for the routine hustle and bustle, the subway in NYC was already packed with commuters and Congress was probably passing a new law. Yet, such a regular day is permanently ingrained in the records of history...and no-one wants to be caught with their pants down like that again.

Protecting Your Property Against Wildfires

Protector
July 29, 2022
As the climate is changing, wildfires are becoming increasingly more common these days. These devastating flames have impacted millions of people and properties. While wildfires cannot be avoided entirely, safeguarding your property and home can help reduce the potential damage.

Hazards of Hurricanes

Prepper
July 11, 2022
Hurricanes are bad enough on their own. Unfortunately, they don’t come alone. There are several subsequent hazards that come along with them like: Storm Surges, Tornadoes, inland flooding, and more. Preparing for these hazards will make all the difference when you find yourself faced with a hurricane.

Atlantic Hurricane Season 2017: Survival Stories

Reporter
December 10, 2021
The Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 is unforgettable. The season saw an astounding number of named storms and hurricanes, with an even more startling number of major hurricanes compared to other years.

Preparing for Disaster Scenarios

Prepper
November 9, 2021
As I started making my preparedness plan, I quickly realized it was more like plans. Although there are many factors that need to be addressed for almost every scenario, there are also many unique factors for individual situations that need to be considered.

The Rise of Mass Shootings

Reporter
October 4, 2021
Data shows that mass shootings are on the rise in the United States and that the numbers are considerably higher than in other Western countries. In this article, we will focus on the Q1 2020 and Q1 2021 numbers in the United States, alongside other statistics. For clarification, Q1 refers to the time period from January 1st – March 31st.

Surviving a Hurricane

Survivalist
August 30, 2021
With these storms having the ability to bring on a deadly situation, it is silly not to take them seriously. As natives of Florida, the team members at Prepper Life are used to hurricane season and can often forget how unpredictable and dangerous they can be.

Coronavirus vs the Spanish Flu

Historian
July 19, 2021
Everything from famine, desertification, war, and of course diseases, have riddled human history for centuries now. Most recently, another life altering event shook Earth’s populace: the outbreak of COVID-19.

Winter Storms | A Survival Retrospective

Reporter
May 10, 2021
While winter storms are considered events that should be prepared for, we do not typically consider them natural disasters. However, this particular situation moved into the disaster category quickly, and not just a natural disaster but also a man-made disaster.

What Would a Modern Civil War Look Like?

Prepper
November 11, 2020
It is no secret that the citizens of our great nation are at odds with one another. Everyone fears something, or everything, these days. Given the state of things, is it irritational to become concerned about the possibility of a civil war?

Australia Brush Fires

Reporter
January 8, 2020
Australia is reeling from continent wide brush fires. The fires have been continuous since September 2019. Australia’s southeast coast has been hit the hardest, but nearly all of the island has been ravished by wildfires; some set accidentally and others deliberately. Over 20 million acres across the country have burned so far, and there are still months to go in this 2019-2020 fire season.

Iran Retaliation Threat

Reporter
January 5, 2020
On Jan 2nd, Trump ordered an airstrike targeting and killing Major General Qasem Soleimani of Iran. A military drone destroyed the vehicle Qasam was travelling in as he and Iran-backed militia members were leaving the Baghdad airport.

Rare Meteor Shower Tonight

Astronomer
November 21, 2019
Meteors pass closely to earth all the time. Want evidence, look up, tonight! This evening a rare meteor shower will be visible around 11:15 pm EST.

Explainer: what’s the difference between an outbreak and an epidemic?

Contributor
November 15, 2019
What’s the difference between an epidemic and pandemic? It’s time to brush up on the vocabulary that can help you understand just what infectious disease experts are trying to tell us.

Dealing with the Aftermath of a Hurricane

Survivalist
November 7, 2017
Despite the advanced warning you may receive, once one hits your area you may be pretty shaken up. Assuming the hurricane wasn't a category five, a good preparedness plan will lessen the severity of care needed after the hurricane passes.

Dealing with the Aftermath of a Tornado

Survivalist
October 25, 2017
The first thing you should do in the wake of a tornado is address any injuries. If you know of someone that injured call 911 and then tend to them immediately.

Active Volcanoes in the US

Contributor
September 6, 2017
Throughout the US and it's territories there are 65 volcanoes that scientists classify as 'Active'. Twelve of those volcanoes are considered 'on alert'.

Oil Spills: Deadly to Animals, Humans, and the Environment

Reporter
June 10, 2017
Unlike most natural disasters, no one can predict this man made disaster. A lot of people think, just because an oil spill happens far out in the ocean that it doesn’t affect much of the human race. That is incorrect.

How to be Prepared for a Tornado

Prepper
May 19, 2017
Tornadoes can occur with little to no warning and can be massively destructive in a short period of time. You can increase your chances of surviving a Tornado with some preparation.

Dealing with the Aftermath of an Earthquake

Survivalist
January 18, 2017
When an earthquake strikes, it can be very alarming and cause you to feel disoriented. The aftermath of an event like this can range from rather irrelevant to quite tremendous.

Surviving A Flood

Survivalist
August 10, 2016
When flood conditions are present, you’ll want to rely on your evacuation plan to get you to a point of safety. While monitoring weather conditions, determine what triggering event will cause you to implement your plan. Will it be the issuing of a flood warning, or will you leave whenever a watch is announced?