Nate Prompts Emergency Declaration on Gulf Coast

By: Sean Breslin
Weather Underground

As the eventual path of Tropical Storm Nate became clearer, officials along the Gulf Coast warned residents to prepare and not take the storm lightly.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Thursday for 29 counties in response to the storm.

“Tropical Storm Nate is headed north toward our state and Florida must … read more


NPM19 – Friendly Neighborhood Hero

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Chances are, if you are reading this article, you already have an interest in preparing for inevitable events.  You may have used the event risk analysis worksheet, the 72 Hour Kit checklist, and the Family Emergency Plan worksheet with ICE cards.

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NPM18 – Challenge Day #2

Okay, you made it this far, time for another challenge!

Look around your home or office – do you see potential fire?  What would you do if a fire breaks out?

Today’s challenge is this:

  • Identify potential sources of fire (electrical, fuel, combustible material, etc.)
  • Locate all fire extinguishers in your home or office, know the type of fire the
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NPM17 – The Nutty Prepper

NUTS. I have been doing research on “survival food” for some time, trying to find the perfect thing for the 72 hour kit and after much deliberation I have concluded that calories do indeed count and NUTS have calories. While there my not be a “Perfect” solution to the emergency food ration, nuts come pretty close for me.

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cashew nuts

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NPM16 – Your Car – Your Freedom

Cars, cars, cars, everywhere cars. How do you get where you are going? Home, work, school, church, family activities, grocery shopping, and more….

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Spouses learn basic auto maintenance and emergency care at the 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s spouse retreat.
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Our daily lives are intertwined with our automobile, and most folks like it that way. So this brings

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NPM15 – Change for the Better

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Today marks step 15 in our National Preparedness Month daily Steps to Prep.  I hope you are enjoying these timely tips for becoming a little more prepared to face life’s curve balls.  Our topic today is from the Financial Pillar, and it’s all about change.

Does anyone use hard currency any more?  Funny story – … read more


NPM14 – War and Peace

Tensions seem to be running high in America.  Every group shouts names and slurs about other groups shouting names and slurs.  Can peace exist?  Can you foster peace? and are you prepared should the chance for peach slip through your fingers?

I was reading a work by the late Dr. Glenn Morris last night when I … read more