Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 29

Become a 3 Bucket Family

Why do families need 3 buckets in wide-area disasters?
1. Water… In a major disaster you will want to have one never used bucket with lid to hold drinking water that you may need to collect from local water service holding tanks or emergency water delivery trucks, or to store water after you […]

Apr 20

How to: Drop, Cover, and Hold On!

The ShakeOut campaign and earthquake experts around the globe recommend that as soon as the shaking starts you should Drop to the ground, take Cover under a table or desk (or at least cover your head and neck with your arms and hands), and Hold On! to the leg of the table or desk to […]

Apr 20

Preparedness: Where do I start?

Start with yourself:

Take inventory of and organize what disaster supplies you already have. Do they include:

A supply of emergency drinking water for at least two weeks or a means of purifying water plus […]

Apr 10

Got water?

Did you know you can only survive for 4 days without water?  That’s why trapped victim “rescue” efforts typically become “body recovery” efforts by the 5th day after a disaster.  As we are now seeing in Japan in what are the third and fourth days since the 8.9 quake and tsunami, the most vital need […]