Tag Archives: hurricane

  • Blog
    House with hurricane overhead Photo by Joshua Coleman, Unsplash

    Preparing For Hurricane Season

    by Samantha Biggers

    Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 5:13 AM


    Hurricane season is upon us. It is crucial to prepare ahead of time if you live in areas that are regularly affected. Remember that even if you live several hundred miles inland, you can still get some inclement weather or a surge in travelers that are seeking supplies or looking for a place to “ride out the storm.”

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  • Blog

    You’re Likely A Lot Less Prepared For Crisis Than You Realize

    Lessons from the recent rash of natural disasters
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, September 22, 2017, 7:25 PM


    It seems as if Mother Nature is waking up. Either she's trying to send humans an important warning, or perhaps she's just out to kill us all.

    Massive storms across the globe, earthquakes, and collapsing ecosystems all combine to remind us that we are indeed intimately connected to our planet's natural systems. And that our well-being rests on staying on Mother Nature's good side.

    Well, Mother Nature has seemed pretty pissed at us of late. Her recent punishments should be taken as a disciplinary wake-up call.

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  • Podcast

    Matthew Stein: When Disaster Strikes

    Urgent advice on pre- & post-emergency steps to take
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, September 10, 2017, 3:58 AM


    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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  • Blog
    Mark Mulligan

    Harvey Is A Major Still-Unfolding Disaster

    How many Texans wish they had done more in advance?
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, August 28, 2017, 6:27 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.

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  • Daily Digest
    Image by Tax_Credits, Flickr Creative Commons

    Daily Digest 8/5 – The Pay Is Too Damn Low, The Renewable Energy Boom that Never Happened

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, August 5, 2013, 2:22 PM

    • Can It Get Any Better Than This?
    • Did China Just Fire The First Salvo Towards A New Gold Standard?
    • E Pluribus, Gen X
    • The Pay Is Too Damn Low
    • Health Care Law Raises Pressure on Public Unions
    • Taken
    • The Renewable Energy Boom that Never Happened
    • On R Train, Unwelcome Reminder of Storm’s Impact

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  • Daily Prep
    Satellite view of the enormous cloud field associated with Hurricane Sandy on Thursday morning. (NASA)

    Hurricane Preparedness

    Get ready now
    by Jason

    Friday, October 26, 2012, 11:36 PM


    A list of steps and resources for hurricane preparedness for before, during, and after a hurricane event.  Get prepared now.


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  • Daily Prep

    Storm Advisory: Hurricane Sandy Coming

    Prepare for this incoming storm
    by Jason

    Thursday, October 25, 2012, 5:42 PM


    A weather advisory to be aware of for this weekend is Hurricane Sandy.  It is currently affecting Cuba,  Haiti, and the Caribbean and will be approaching the U.S. East Coast over the coming days.  Evaluate your winter storm preparations and supplies and monitor this storm over the next few days. Check your equipment and replenish your supplies now before the storm and beat the last minute rush.  Better to be 3 days early than 1 day late. 

    Tropical Weather: Hurricane Sandy (North Atlantic)


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  • Blog

    Irene: Pop Quiz in Preparedness

    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 26, 2011, 8:43 PM


    Ready or not, if you live along the US east coast, Mother Nature has just announced a pop quiz. Subject: personal and community resiliency.

    By all accounts, Hurricane Irene is a big storm. The latest projections have it making landfall at North Carolina tomorrow around mid-day. From there it’s expected to march northward up the east coast, impacting a long stretch of the country inhabited by 65 million – 1 in 5 of the people in the country. Mandatory evacuations in several states have already been announced, including the lower-lying boroughs of Manhattan.

    Our thoughts are with our with our readers, staff, and family living in Irene’s path. We hope you’re all able to take appropriate steps to ensure your safety as the storm passes over (and if you haven’t, we certainly recommend doing so before Irene arrives).

    And we’re setting up this thread for folks to use – for sharing preparation guidance, reporting developments, asking advice, and providing emotional support –  in advance of and during the storm.

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