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Top 10 Ways to Beat the Heat

Staying cool when temps increase
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 4:54 PM

Here are 10 considerations and ways to help stay cool this summer and survive record high temperatures and oppressive heatwaves. 

http://lifehacker.com/5913149/top-10-ways-to-beat-the-heat

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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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Severe Weather Warnings

Get informed about upcoming conditions and take precautions
Friday, June 28, 2013, 5:04 PM

Lots of severe weather coming today and this weekend, with a massive heat wave hitting the western states and severe storms and heavy rains (hail) hitting the East.

Take precautions to protect yourself and your property, and be safe out there, folks. 

http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-central/severe-weather-tracker-page

http://www.wunderground.com/severe.asp

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5 Ways to Use a Space Blanket

More than just a way to stay warm in emergencies
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 6:26 PM

Some great tips on how to extend the utility and usefulness of that small portable space blanket in your med kit.

http://survival.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/2013/06/survival-gear-5-other-ways-use-space-blanket

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www1.american.edu/ted/ICE/climatechange/colormaps.html

The Signs of Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke

Know what to look for during these hot days
Thursday, July 5, 2012, 5:33 PM

With excessive heat hitting many parts of the world and record high temperatures being recorded, it is important to refresh your knowledge of the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  Be prepared to take note of yourself and those in your community who might be suffering from these conditions during these hot summer days and seek assistance as necessary. 

Heat Exhaustion: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-exhaustion

Heat Stroke: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment