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Matthew Stein: When Disaster Strikes

Urgent advice on pre- & post-emergency steps to take
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 11:58 PM

To make sense of which steps are most important to take soonest when preparing for a major disaster, we've invited Matthew Stein back on the program.

Mat is a design engineer, green builder, and author of the two bestselling books: When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival (Chelsea Green 2011), and When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency (Chelsea Green 2008).

On this week's podcast, Mat details his recommended steps for those facing imminent threat of crisis (Hurricane Irma), those with more time to prepare for one (Hurricane Jose), and those dealing with the aftermath of disaster (Hurricane Harvey).

 
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Off The Cuff: Quantifiying The Impact Of Hurricane Harvey

Likely the most costly US storm -- ever
Thursday, August 31, 2017, 7:32 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

  • The Danger Has Not Yet Passed
    • Levee spillovers and other risks are still in play
  • The Impact On The Oil/Gasoline Market
    • Will be much larger than folks were originally expecting
  • The Costs To Rebuild Will Be Massive
    • Harvey will likely be the US' most expensive storm to-date
  • How To Prepare For Similar Disasters In The Future
    • Take action early. Don't lose urgency once the sun comes out

In the midst of his hour-by-hour analysis of the situation in the Gulf in the aftermath of Harvey, Chris takes time to talk with Charles Hugh Smith about the repercussions of this mega-storm, both short and long-term.

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Mark Mulligan

Harvey Is A Major Still-Unfolding Disaster

How many Texans wish they had done more in advance?
Monday, August 28, 2017, 2:27 PM

Superstorm Harvey continues to wreak epic damage to Texas, particularly Houston.

But it’s not the wind, it’s the rain. Epic, record-breaking, unbelievable amounts of rain.

It’s entirely possible that the entire region will not get back ‘to normal’ for months, if not years. » Read more

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1,000-Year Flooding In South Carolina

1,000-Year Flooding In South Carolina

Mind-boggling flooding, with more rains to come...

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How to Live Through a Flood

Tips for improving your survival skills
Friday, July 3, 2015, 6:41 PM

With more chaotic weather and severe storms being a possibility, it is good to be prepared with the knowledge of what to do in a flooding emergency.  Here are a few tips and things to consider when stuck in a flood.

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/survival-skills-how-live-through-flood

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10 Tips to Prepare for Spring Flooding

Prepping for heavy rains and snowmelt
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5:44 PM

Great tips to keep you safe and secure when heavy spring rains start to come down and flooding can create emergency situations.

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/survival-skills-10-tips-prepare-spring-flooding

Daily Prep

10 Realities After a Major Flooding Event

Dealing with rising water
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 1:48 PM

Some great tips and knowledge for setting realistic expectations of what life will be like after a major flood or hurricane. 

http://thesurvivalmom.com/l10-realities-major-flooding-event/

What Should I Do?

Surviving the Colorado Floods

A member's account of the disaster and lessons learned
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 2:40 PM

For the past year, I’ve lived in a valley at 6,500 feet, in a small community of homes tucked in the mountains of northern Colorado, surrounded by national forest. It’s just a fifteen-minute drive down the mountain to Lyons, a surprisingly vibrant town of twenty-five hundred or so that’s now drowning in water and sewage and pieces of people’s homes, and has been since the early hours of Friday, September 13.

I was with some friends at the Distillery in Lyons the night of the floods, but made it back up the mountain before the water tore through town in the middle of the night. It’s now several days later and entire neighborhoods are gone, the water is contaminated with E. coli, the infrastructure is destroyed, the St. Vrain river is now somehow a few hundred yards south of where it was, and most everybody in town is displaced for several months, or permanently. » Read more

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Hurricane Isaac thread

Hurricane Isaac thread

A support resource for those impacted by Hurricane Isaac