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Tag Archives: Sonoma County

  • Blog

    Survival Learnings From A California Fire Evacuee

    They universally apply to any unexpected emergency
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, October 28, 2019, 9:58 PM

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    Even though I write about preparedness for a living, fleeing your home in the dead of night with a raging inferno clearly visible on the horizon drives home certain lessons more effectively than any other means.

    I’d like to share those learnings with you, as they’re true for any sort of emergency: natural (fire, flood, hurricane, tornado, earthquake, blizzard, etc), financial (market crash, currency crisis) or social (revolution, civil unrest, etc).

    And I’d like you to be as prepared as possible should one of those happen to you, which is statistically likely.

    Your survival, and that of your loved ones, may depend on it.

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  • Podcast

    Adam Parks: Flood!

    Rebuilding from the recent Sonoma County floods
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, March 28, 2019, 2:15 PM

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    In late February, Sonoma County California experienced intense flooding causing several hundred millions of dollars in damage. Fortunately loss of life was very low relative to the fires that ravaged the same region the year before.

    In this week's podcast, we talk with Adam Parks, whom we've interviewed previously about sourcing and preparing sustainably-raised meat (he operates a meat CSA in Sonoma County). Adam's business in Sebastopol, CA was hit hard by the flooding, and he graciously paused his recovery efforts to give us a play-by-play account of what happened during the disaster and how Sonoma County is recovering from the floods.

    This is a little different from our usual fare, but is an instructive reminder that disasters strike without warning, and that when they do, most people and businesses are caught completely unawares.

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