Map, Compass & GPS

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Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Stay Cool Durring a Power Outage/Heat Wave Emergency

 All things considered, any emergency situation can be made worse by the weather!

My friend Leon has a fine post about heat related casualties.

How will you stay cool when the power goes out during a heat wave?

By Leon Pantenburg

What happens when an earthquake occurs along the New Madrid Seismic Zone (The United States’ second largest earthquake area, located near New Madrid, Mo., along the Mississippi River)? And how much worse will conditions be if this catastrophe happens during the winter when it’s -20 degrees?

On the other hand, how will you stay cool and safe, if an earthquake, flood, tornado, tropical storm etc. knocks out the power grid when the temperature is well over 100 degrees outside? If you don’t have to evacuate, how can you stay cool inside your house without power?

Shift into mode by educating and preparing yourself. To start with:  Don’t underestimate the danger of high temperatures!
About 400 Americans die each year from summer heat, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Furthermore, the National Weather Service claims excessive heat is the number one weather-related killer, causing more fatalities per year than floods, lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes, winter storms and extreme cold.

To read the complete article go here.

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