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Hurricane Names 2016, Emergency Supplies, Disaster Preparedness

Hurricane Names 2016, Emergency Supplies, Disaster Preparedness

It is hurricane season, so it is prudent to have a disaster plan, disaster preparations, emergency supplies that are ready to grab and go, and a prearranged inland location to meet family and group members if an evacuation become inevitable.

Skiff washed ashore during hurricane.

Disaster PlanDecide where to meet, include written contacts, phone numbers, and other information in your ready to go kit. This information must in writing, because the hurricane’s damage, combined with the personal shock of the disaster, could cause a temporary memory loss. Cell phones may be lost, stolen, damaged, or unable to acquire a signal. There is much to consider when making a disaster plan. You can get more information at FEMA.gov Family Emergency Communication Plan

Disaster Preparations – Have an emergency survival kit that includes food, water and emergency supplies pre-packed and ready to go at short notice. Pack what is necessary to sustain each person for a minimum of three days and up to two weeks. Each member of your family also should have their own emergency survival kit. Keep the emergency kits or grab and go bags manageable in weight. For more information click on Planning, Preparing, Procurement and Providing. When there, scroll down to the Table of Contents for more specific topics.

How Hurricanes are Named

The National Hurricane Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration use a rotating list of 21 names per year, for six years, to identify hurricanes. Each year has its own set of names and is reused again in six years. The only time that there is a change in the list is if a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate for reasons of sensitivity (Tropical Cyclone Names, National Hurricane Center). For example, Hurricane Sandy’s name is retired.

2016 Storm Names

Alex Fiona Karl Paula
Bonnie Gaston Lisa Richard
Colin Hermine Matthew Shary
Danielle Ian Nicole Tobias
Earl Julia Otto Virginie             Walter

When there are more than 21 named storms, the Greek alphabet is used.

Storm News

Fiona and Gaston are currently making their way across the Atlantic. This makes seven named storms this year. Hurricanes have strong winds, storm surges, hail, torrential rains, and lightning. They can produce tornados, flooding and wide spread damage. They create dangerous conditions after they pass too, such as injuries, spreading of diseases, mold, destruction of personal and Stormy Seashorebusiness property, and the contamination of drinking water and food supplies.

Shock, confusion and chaos are common after a major catastrophic event such as a hurricane or a tornado. Becoming separated people worry anxiously about their absent loved ones. FEMA, the Red Cross, the CDC and the Emergency Disaster Preparedness industry all recommend having an emergency preparedness plan and supplies and provisions of food and water.

Before a Storm Approaches

PLAN ahead have a written list of phone numbers so you can communicate with your family. Put this list in a waterproof container and put it in your survival kits. Remember to text instead of talk. The reason is that talking takes up more phone time and jams the systems. Have a pre-arranged meeting place. If you or a family member become separated and or lose phone service, your loved ones can meet you at this location. (Family Emergency Communication Plan)

PREPARE an emergency kit or survival kit for each family member. The essential contents of the emergency kit will contain many items; it could be beneficial if there is duplication of some items. For a list of recommended contents click here.

Provide enough food, water and supplies for a disaster for at least three days and up to two weeks. It is highly recommended to have a week or two weeks’ worth of long-term food and water. Once the power goes out, food will spoil rapidly.

Contaminated water will ruin your boxes of food. Having canned goods will be too heavy to take with you if you must evacuate. A family of four requires 84 meals per week (3 meals per day x 4 people x 7 days).

Water weighs about eight pounds per gallon and takes up a lot of space. For example, a family of four using one gallon of water per person, per day, will consume 28 gallons of water per week.

One practical solution is to have lightweight, dehydrated or freeze-dried USDA quality food, which is contained in Mylar pouches and further protected by food grade plastic buckets. Long-term food can have a shelf life from five to 25 years. A variety of foods exists from breakfasts, lunches and dinners to desserts and drinks. Some varieties can be cooked in the pouch with serving sizes as small as two servings per pouch.

Water, is a necessity for life, and while lugging 28 gallons of water from place to place may not be practical, carrying a few bottles of water and having a lightweight portable water filtration or water purification system with you is. Have water bottles or lightweight water packets with your supplies. Flooding and power outages may make water unsuitable to drink. Municipal water sources may be contaminated. Therefor it is in your best interests to have your own supply of water and a backup water filtration or a water purification system.

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Rescuers cannot help you if they cannot get to you.

Rescuers cannot help you if they cannot get to you.

Hurricane season is upon us.

In recent years, a multitude of government agencies, such as fire departments, local, state and federal agencies and the preparedness industry are asserting the requirement for emergency and disaster preparedness. No matter whom you are, rich or poor, a storm such as a hurricane can and does affect thousands of people. Storms are not particular, the violent wind and rain combined with flood waters not only wreak havoc with you, your family and your possessions; they equally adversely hinder and involve the lives of rescue and relief organizations.

The media stresses how important it is to be prepared for an emergency or a disaster. Rescue and relief personnel providing assistance face the same circumstances that you are in. They are not playing a video game waiting to be notified that they have a call. They are preparing and readying themselves, their gear and their equipment to come to someone’s rescue. These courageous men and women will voluntarily risk their lives to save the lives of unknown people. They leave their own families in the face of danger in order to accomplish their duty.

Help is on the Way

Help and rescue must overcome many obstacles; it still takes time to come to someone’s rescue. Emergency and Disaster Preparedness organizations, including preparedness supply companies such as Just Us Enterprises – Emergency Disaster Preparedness, are at the ready to help. However, as in most situations, they must take care of themselves, their equipment and take stock of the (remaining) supplies before they can come to a rescue. Once the storm passes, then they must logistically organize the relief effort. Because hurricanes meander, while doing their destruction, areas hardest hit becomes a focus in order to save lives. Herein lies the problem: the storm throws and scatters debris from homes, businesses, sheds, garages, trees and anything else it can pick up. These obstructions block roads, destroy bridges and hinder rescue and relief efforts.

The Storm Victim

Time, is not on the side of the victims in a disaster area. This critical period, from the time it is safe enough for rescue organizations to begin the effort to the time help arrives in the devastated region can take up to a week or more. The most life-threatening period, that of during and immediately after the storm’s impact, is the most important time to be prepared. Being prepared does not have to mean preparing for an Apocalypse or even an alien invasion, but being prepared for two weeks to a month is beneficial.

Look at a brief timeline of what happens:

Alert Day                             Hurricane watches and alerts with possible landfall predictions

Warning Day                      Hurricane warnings state a coastline landfall is imminent.

Preparing Day                    A wide area is targeted – people race to pick clean the store shelves of water, food, batteries and other necessary items. There may be nothing left by the time you get to the store.

Storm Day                           Hurricane force winds hit the area, storm surges pound the coastline, torrential rains flood inland regions, razed buildings and downed trees block roads electrical power is out due to downed power lines, and the municipal water supply is contaminated by the floods that include a multitude of harmful bacteria and pollutants.

Storm Day 2                        The Hurricane continues to batter the coastline and the inland; its size only adds to its destructive forces.

The Day After                    The storm passes and leaves unbelievable ruin in its wake. The time for emergency, rescue and relief efforts commences. Once they determine what is needed, they have to figure out how to get to your location from their location. Remember they are as boxed in as you might be. A victim of the storm may only be a few miles from help, but like a needle in a haystack, they cannot help you if they cannot get to you.

Devastation and destruction, no lights, no phone, no internet, damage as far as the eye can see and further. Floodwater engulfs entire neighborhoods. Food and water are hard to come by, but you managed to salvage a few items from the destruction.

Day 2                                     A helicopter flies over and you assume they are looking for victims, how Help Flagdo you hail them to let them know you are there, a speck among tons and tons of strewn debris? What of the injured, what becomes of them? The helicopter was only surveying the extent of the damage, not necessarily there to help the thousands of injured sufferers who are mostly in a state of shock.

Day 3                                     You share what you and others either found or were fortunate enough to acquire.

Day 4                                     In the distance, a rumble of thunder, a low flying plane drops some supplies to far away to get to because of the rubble. The supplies you gathered are running out, the injured may have perished or infection is starting to set in. Water surrounds you, but it is contaminated.

Days 5 & 6                           Food runs out, drinkable water is scarce if any is available, still no power, and anarchy starts to set in.

Day 7                                     The sounds of chainsaws and trucks are only a couple of miles away, but the devastation prohibits moving the injured. What supplies there were are gone.

Day 8                                     Hunger, thirst, illness, infection and weather conditions afflict the helpless storm victims.

Day 9                                     Rescue arrives, but at what cost? How many lives could have been saved if the victims had their own emergency disaster preparedness kit or a survival kit?

As previously stated, time is not on the side of the victims. Time is also not on the side of the first responders and emergency personnel. The victims of the hurricane must provide for themselves with enough food, water, water filtration, first aid kit, and much more. Click here for a complete list with link to ready.gov.

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Emergency Disaster Preparedness, Procurement [Part 8 of 9]

Procurement  – before you buy

Chapter 3: Purchasing for an Emergency or a Disaster

1. Who do you buy from?
2. Where do you obtain the emergency supplies?
3. What needs consideration when purchasing disaster supplies?

 Purchasing for an Emergency or a Disaster

Who do you buy from?

Purchase your emergency and disaster supplies from an established business. With so many people selling online, you cannot trust everybody. Go with a company that has a good reputation, not all good companies always have good reviews, but many unscrupulous entities might write a number of great reviews for themselves. Your best bet, check out the online store before you buy.

Go to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and check out the business. Individuals, generally, will not be on the BBB website, and their products might be dated or still worse, you might receive damaged merchandise. This is similar to purchasing an item from a yard sale (where all sales are final) or purchasing from a store where you can either return or replace the damaged or defective merchandise. Do not be afraid to ask how long the food was sitting on the company’s or the individual’s shelf. Ask about their return policy and fees for returned merchandise. A reputable company will have this information available on their website.

Be vigilant of whom you purchase from and what you buy because the cost of emergency food, packaged water, tools, equipment, shelter and supplies can be pricey, especially when purchased separately. Keep in mind the duration that you are planning for, this will affect the quality of the merchandise required and in turn, the price. However, a quality product will last longer. Remember the old adage, “You get what you pay for.”

Where do you obtain the emergency supplies?

Emergency supplies can be purchased from almost anybody and almost anywhere. It helps to know about the company from where you are purchasing your emergency disaster preparedness supplies. For example, some stores or individuals may sell you long-term food that may have a five to twenty-five year shelf life. If you do not know the reputation of the business or individual, you may be purchasing a food item that may have sat on the store shelf (or garage floor) for two or three years, reducing the span of time it will last on your shelf. Buy from a company that does business transactions directly with the food wholesaler and ships direct from the factory. This ensures that you are purchasing long-term food and water that has the longest shelf life on your shelf, not on a store shelf or in someone’s basement. Check out the company on the BBB (Better Business Bureau) website.

Purchase your emergency survival kits from a trustworthy supplier. A reputable dealer will assist you with any potential problems once you receive your kit. Go through the kit and make sure everything advertised to come with the kit is there, and if you are missing anything, you have the opportunity to rectify the omission, hopefully before you need it. In addition to checking out the contents of the survival kits, you have assured the kit is complete and are familiar with the contents.

Consider purchasing a survival kit, emergency kit or a preparedness package with an additional long-term food bucket and adding your personal effects to the contents of a preassembled survival/emergency kit. A food bucket is dehydrated or freeze dried food in Mylar pouches with 2 to 4 servings per pouch. The Mylar pouches are stored in a sealed bucket until ready for use. The shelf life can last up to 25 years under proper storage conditions.

What needs consideration when purchasing disaster supplies?

Think long term when purchasing your supplies. Remember that once the useful life of the item is over, you may not be able to replace it. When the knife or axe becomes dull, have a sharpening stone, a file or a replacement knife or axe. Have materials to mend clothing, such as patches for jeans and needles and thread to repair tears. The needle and thread could also stitch a deep cut and help prevent blood loss and infection. A shattered magnifying glass will not concentrate the sun’s rays to make a fire, and a lost flint is useless, matches only work once and lighters run out of fluid, but here are four different ways to start a fire.

This is not to suggest that you double or triple your preparedness equipment, but I am suggesting that you find multiple uses for the same item. For instance, a clear plastic bottle, made of the correct type of plastic, with the appropriate amount of sunshine will kill multiple types of bacteria due to the ultraviolet rays of the sun (determined by the turbidity of the water, type of plastic, size and other factors). This same bottle can be used as a bobber for fishing or a weight for a trap (when filled with a liquid) to catch a fresh meal. Cut off the bottom and you have a funnel. Have the mindset, when purchasing your gear, that the emergency kit supplies should have multi-purpose uses, and redundant applications.

Ideally, have a backpack, survival kit or preparedness package prepared to go with multi-purpose gear and quality supplies that will last for the duration and aftermath of a disaster for the number of people in your group. Gather your lists, food, water purification system, clothing, and the rest of your gear and supplies and locate that gear in an area that is convenient to get to for a potential grab n go situation. For example, make use of a portion of a closet next to the front or back door for a quick retrieval. Alternatively, have another location where you can have access to your supplies, such as a bug out location. There is much to consider when purchasing your emergency disaster equipment, but one must also take into consideration where to store (conveniently) these supplies.

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Emergency Disaster Preparedness, Planning – How much and where do you go [Part 4 of 9]

Emergency Disaster Planning

Chapter 1.4 & 1.5 Planning – the compiling of lists

4. How much preparation is necessary?
5. Where do you go in a disaster?

 Planning for an Emergency or a Disaster

How much preparation is necessary?

There are no simple answers to this question, because the unexpected happens daily to everyone, everywhere, around the world. A better question would be; how much preparation, given a set of circumstances, should you prepare for, and for how many people? Again, determine “what” you are preparing for – storm, earthquake, terrorist attack etc. Make ready for the most likely catastrophic event in your region, and then prepare everybody in your group, for that event. Remember to take into consideration the “who,” and the “what” discussed later under Preparing.

Here is an example, let us say you live on the West Coast, you are more likely to prepare for a wildfire or an earthquake as opposed to living in the Midwest, who would prepare for tornadoes or flooding, while the East coast would prepare for hurricanes and blizzards. Unfortunately, terrorism is striking us from all angles. Violent attackers are killing children in our schools; therefore, Classroom Lockdown Kits are essential for lockdown situations across the country.

Guardian Deluxe Classroom Lockdown Kit (web)A lockdown kit includes hygiene and sanitary facilities designed for schools and workplaces; they are an excellent waste containment system for emergency bivouac and camping situations. ISIS and similar extremists are causing global disruptions of civilization as we know it, and even the sun is throwing solar flares at us, threatening our electrical power grid. The answer to how much preparation is necessary depends on how comfortable you are with your preparedness or the lack of preparedness knowing that a disaster is probable.

You cannot prepare for everything, but you can limit how long that you feel it is necessary to survive after a disaster strikes. If your area is devastated by a hurricane or earthquake, it could take weeks or months to regain power to your home, it may take a week or longer for rescue teams to assist you. The current government recommendation is to be prepared with a survival kit with enough provisions for 3 days (72 hours).

Unfortunately, the East coast’s winter weather caused many areas to have blackouts that left people without power for a week or more during brutally cold temperatures. In our opinion, we recommend a minimum 5-day survival kit per person; but two weeks to three months would be optimal. Longer preparation for the more serious prepper or survivalist will include longer-term food, water, first aid kits and emergency essentials.

Survival kits, known as bug-out-bags, 72-hour kits, emergency kits and other names are kits containing emergency supplies that will provide life sustaining provisions and comfort items. You can build one yourself, but it could actually cost more and possibly be less complete than a prepackaged survival kit. We discuss the contents in the section entitled Preparing – “How much do you need.”

Where do you go in a disaster?

This part of the planning stage assumes you have a predetermined place to go, also known as a BOL (bug-out-location). A means of transportation to travel there and that there is not a travel ban induced by the government, pirates or electromagnetic forces that shut down vehicle computers, or any number of other deterrents that may prevent access to a safer place. If the area is closed to vehicles for whatever reason, including impassable roads, then traveling to your bug out cave in the mountains, which may be several hours away, and access to your supplies, is all for naught. A small group of individuals may not be able to arrive at the “safe” destination safely.

Ice Storm - MA Boy Scouts, MoheganAlternatively, you may have a plan to go to a relative’s or friend’s home or to a shelter. If this is the case, make sure everyone on your “who” list has the “where” (where all of you will meet) list. Include with the “where” list contact names, addresses, phone numbers and written directions. Have a prearranged meeting place on the “where” list because GPS and cell phone service may not be functional. If someone in your family or group becomes separated, you will have a start location for the search effort. FEMA and other government agencies recommend texting instead of calling your contacts because calling ties up the signals for longer periods. Some emergencies and disasters require sheltering in place some do not. Have a Plan “B” and supplies in two or more accessible locations if possible

It may be better to have supplies in two or more locations because if your primary BOL (bug out location) is unreachable or breached, you will have supplies in a second location. Remember to write the locations on your “where” lists. However, you may want to limit the supply location(s) on the “where” list in case the list is misappropriated or lost. Someone may find the list and beat you to your supplies. Once the initial catastrophe phase ends, you might be able to relocate to the primary BOL if necessary.

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Emergency Disaster Preparedness, Planning – Who and What [Part 2 of 9]

Emergency Disaster Planning

Chapter 1.1 and 1.2 Planning – the compiling of lists

1. Who are you Planning for?
2. What are you Preparing for?

Planning for an Emergency or a Disaster

San Diego wildfire 5/14/2014. Courtesy CNN.com
San Diego wildfire 5/14/2014. Courtesy CNN.com

the compiling of many lists, such as contacts, phone numbers, equipment, food and water, location(s) of where to go or where to meet, supplies and the number of people who the preparedness plan will be utilized for. In other words, prepare the logistics of gathering everything and everyone together in advance. The stress of an overwhelming situation is compounded by not having something you need to survive, or still worse, not knowing the condition of a loved one.

Who are you planning for?

Obviously, you are concerned for yourself and your family. Have you thought about your extended family, such as your parents, nieces and nephews, son and daughter-in-laws, grandchildren and close friends? They may not be adequately prepared or not prepared at all for a disaster. Will you turn them away in their time of need? Realistically, if something catastrophic happens to a member of your extended family you will want to take them in, even if you do not have emergency supplies for yourself.

Consider the unknown. Disasters take lives, leave victims and create orphans. A child cannot know what he or she needs to survive a catastrophe. Who will take your child if disaster strikes and leaves them without a parent? Where will they go? As you make your preparedness plan, include provisions for the unexpected. The unexpected is the length of time that it takes for rescue (assuming that there will be a rescue) to arrive, the number of people that you might involuntarily inherit, and of course, the nature of the disaster itself and its aftermath.

While taking into consideration the possibility of anything that can go wrong will go wrong, truthfully, there is a limit as to the number of people you have the ability to provide for. Determine how many people you are preparing for: a single person, a family, group, school, workplace, organization, community or a larger group such as a town, county, state or region. Include in your plan, a plan for additional supplies for the unintended additional people who will want and need supplies. It will not hurt to have a little too much, as opposed to having a little too little.

What are you preparing for?

Are you preparing for an auto breakdown, a blackout, a hurricane, tornado,Tornado from tumblr_n69iusRgeg1qm4we9o1_500 blizzard, an act of terrorism, war or TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World, As We Know It) or even the Apocalypse? Preparing for the inevitable blackout or auto breakdown is simply assembling or purchasing the appropriate emergency kit. Preparing for a widespread disaster, an earthquake or a hurricane for example, may include an Emergency Preparedness Package (multiple survival kits) and additional food, water and supplies. However, if you are preparing for a government collapse, nuclear, biological warfare, or even worse, than you will need the appropriate shelter, food, water and water filtration and purification, supplies and weapons to protect those in your group and your supplies.

We live in a time of turmoil, unexpected severe storms in the waters of our south coast, tornados, though not surprising, are ramping up in the Midwest. Earthquakes in the South Pacific, off the coast of Japan, Nepal and Chile seem to happen more frequently and have much more intensity than in the past. Recently Chile has had a couple of volcanos, as did southern Europe and again in the South Pacific volcanos are spewing. The “Ring of Fire” is alive and filling our sky with soot and ash. Meanwhile, back here in the U.S.A., there is speculation that the faults in California will soon tremble. The Madrid Fault in the Midwest recently started shaking. There is no real agreement if we will experience global warming or global cooling. A recent documentary suggests that the sun, not necessarily mankind, is the root of our climate change.

So, what do you prepare for, you might ask. Firstly, make preparations for a disaster or an emergency with as many supplies that make you feel comfortable. Prepare your emergency disaster plan and supplies according to the types of common disasters that have happened in the local area. Your local Emergency Management Organization can tell you what common hazards are in your area.

Some believe the government will take care of the crisis. Others point out the delays that occurred with government involvement with both hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. The logistics of emergency disaster preparedness for a smaller group is considerably easier and quicker than that of the size of a government mobilization.

FEMA, the CDC, and the American Red Cross recommend a minimum 72-hour emergency preparedness survival kit for each person. The Preparedness industry recommends five to fourteen days. Many preppers, however, suggest many months up to many years of supplies. The common theme here is everyone agrees that everyone needs to have an emergency disaster preparedness plan and survival supplies.

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Hurricane Names for 2014 | Just Us Enterprises – Emergency Disaster Preparedness

Hurricane Names

The National Hurricane Center has named hurricanes since 1953, and the World Meteorological Organization under strict

procedures, maintains the hurricane name lists.

Have you ever wondered why you seem to see the same names given to hurricanes? There are six lists of names, one name per storm per year with the names of each storm repeating on each list every sixth year. This means we will see “Arthur” again in 2020.The Greek alphabet follows if there are more storms than pre-named storms. These lists are recycled over a six-year period unless there is a catastrophic event. If significant damage or death occurs, the hurricane name is retired. This is the only time the lists are modified.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has the authority to remove the name(s) from the list and replace it with another.

2014 Atlantic Hurricane Names

Arthur   Bertha   Cristobal   Dolly   Edouard   Fay   Gonzalo   Hanna   Isaias   Josephine   Kyle   Laura   Marco   Nana   Omar   Paulette   Rene   Sally   Teddy   Vicky   Wilfred

2014 Eastern North Pacific Names

  Amanda   Boris   Cristina   Douglas   Elida   Fausto    Genevieve   Hernan   Iselle   Julio   Karina   Lowell   Marie   Norbert   Odile   Polo   Rachel   Simon   Trudy   Vance   Winnie   Xavier   Yolanda   Zeke

Listed below are the names of hurricanes that were retired since 2004

Retired Hurricane Names since 2004, (total 20):

2006 2007

Source http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames_history.shtml

1994 to 2004 retired another 20 names; however, the prior 10 years, 1984 to 1994 only had 9 retired storms.

The records show in the last twenty years, 40 named storms were retired from use. Devastation from these storms took their toll on lives and property. Many victims were unprepared for the violent rain, wind, hail and water. Many others were not prepared to survive after the hurricane hit. Your own Emergency Disaster Preparedness is the key to survival, and your survival depends on how well prepared you are.

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Fast Facts |Just Us Enterprises – Emergency Disaster Preparedness

Happy 4th of July America

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Here are some interesting fast facts:

Who is the fastest Runner?

  • In only 3:43.13, Morocco’s Hicham El Guerrouj ran the mile on July 7 1999. (Rosenbaum, 2014)

What is a jet’s takeoff speed?

  • This is a complex issue because of the many factors involved. For example, the size of the aircraft, the takeoff weight of the aircraft including the cargo or passengers, the pilot, and the mechanics of the vessel such as the high lift flaps and slats. Depending on these and other factors, research has shown the average takeoff speed is 160 to 180 mph. However, the range varies between 130 to 225 mph to take off. (Airliner Takeoff Speeds, 2002) So, the answer is “it depends.”

What was the fastest recorded wind speed?

  • In 1934, Mount Washington, New Hampshire recorded wind speed at 231 mph.

What is the fastest recorded hurricane wind speed?

What is the World’s Fastest Car?

What is the Fastest Train?

  • The world’s fastest train is located in China, is the Shangai Maglev Train, with a recorded top speed of 311 mph. but its top operating speed is 268 mph. (Gross, Doug CNN, 2014)

What is the fastest tornado wind speed?


These very interesting facts of speed indicate that no matter the mode of transportation, airplane, car, or train, you may not be able to out run a tornado, wildfire or other disaster. How fast are you able to prepare for an emergency? Do you have the proper supplies?

Ironically, I am writing this while Hurricane Arthur is outside bending trees and flooding streets, but that is another story about preparing for a major storm.

Just a reminder, your own Emergency Disaster Preparednessis the key to survival, and your survival depends on how well prepared you are. If you need help with an emergency disaster preparedness product, or emergency disaster preparedness planning, just contact us.

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