Category Archive: Natural Disasters

Jun 17

Severe Weather Preparation Tips

By Home Security Store Severe Weather Preparation Tips The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently announced that this year’s hurricane season may result in twice the number of hurricanes usually experienced in areas near the Atlantic ocean. This news comes just days after a hurricane devastated Moore, Oklahoma where the death toll is still …

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Nov 05

Gas Lines, Gouging, and Hurricane Sandy: Keeping Prices Low Means Nobody Gets Fuel

Interesting video regarding the gas shortages being faced after Hurricane Sandy.  I can’t help but wonder how this would play out if this were to happen on a much larger scale.  We are so accustomed to having everything readily available to us, when that house of cards gets knocked over things go downhill very quickly. …

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Nov 04

Martial Law declared in some areas after Hurricane Sandy

When you have looting/violence and the possibility for more crime after a major disaster one of the tools available to those in positions of power is the ability to declare martial law.  The regions which are currently affected are rather small and thus law enforcement can allocate more than enough assets to cover down.  It …

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Nov 03

Tales of the Unprepared

Dumpster Diving

By now you are well informed as to the situation which unfolded in the northeastern US after Hurricane Sandy passed through, specifically in NYC and New Jersey. Looting and violence have broken out in small pockets, people are dumpster diving for food, water is not potable in many areas (or even available) and lines for …

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Nov 01

Hurricane Sandy Looting

Hurricane Sandy Looting

Predictably the looting has begun.  The formula is simply really. Take any post disaster scenario where law enforcement is stretched thin, combine that with wide spread power outages, toss in the human element and you’ve got looting and lawlessness.  Businesses are the first to be targeted with “shoppers” grabbing up everything they can carry, it’s …

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Oct 30

Hurricane Sandy After Action Review (AAR)

We have power Captain,  Warp 2 to the nearest coffee pot!  In all seriousness the power did just return and of course one of my first priorities was to log on here in order to capture my notes from the Hurricane and provide some AAR comments.  As I wrote about earlier we were very fortunate …

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Oct 30

(iPhone) Hurricane Sandy update: We have been fortunate.

The worst of Hurricane Sandy has passed and we have been fortunate to get through it with minimal discomfort. There was a point in time (probably at the height of the storm) when I worried about the howling winds and pouring rain, and once the power went out that certainly did not help to boost …

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Oct 29

Full Disclosure: I live in the path of Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy Map

Without fully compromising OPSEC I can tell you that I reside directly in the path of Hurricane Sandy.  I say that because the storm is HUGE and thus “right in the path” encompasses several states.  I’m writing this post because I want to let all of you know a few things: My family and I …

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Oct 27

“Crazy” Preppers to everyone else: We told you so.

Water Aisle Empty

Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on the east coast of the US and people are starting to freak out.  Store shelves are emptying quickly with lines of people forming to buy water, candles and canned foods.  Gas stations are busier than usual with people filling up their vehicles and extra gasoline containers.  Home improvement stores …

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Oct 26

Hurricane Preparation

Hurricane Sandy is currently bearing down on the eastern shore of the US, with experts predicting that it is likely going to be worse than the Perfect Storm which occurred in 1991 (Hurricane Grace).  For anyone on the eastern shore of the US this is deadly serious business.  Preparations must be made in case situations escalate to …

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