New Children’s Preparedness Book Molly Gets Prepared Now Available

Molly Gets PreparedBy: Robert Studer

Survival Central would like to announce a new children’s book on preparedness available just in time for National Preparedness Week May 1-7 2016.

Written by Robert Studer and illustrated by Lisa Studer, “Molly Gets Prepared” was designed with families in mind.  This book helps parents introduce the concept of being prepared for emergencies in a very child-friendly way. Children will relate to Molly as they learn that being prepared means they don’t have to be scared.

Molly Gets Prepared,” encourages families to build their own 72 hour emergency kit. Book includes 72 hour check list and a list of additional resources for families. Families can also visit for some fun printable activities for your child to enjoy while learning about preparedness. Continue reading

Another Nuclear Reactor in Japan Leaking Radioactive Water

Map of JapanFrom: Fire Earth

Takahama nuclear power plant west of Tokyo leaks radioactive water

A pressurized water reactor (PWR) at Japan’s Takahama nuclear power plant, located in Fukui Prefecture, about 120km northwest of Osaka metropolitan area (pop: ~ 19 million) and 380km west of Tokyo, is leaking radioactive water.

The reactor would have been the fourth resume operation after the the nationwide shutdown of nuclear power stations that followed the triple  meltdown at Fukushima in March 2011.

At least 34 liters of radioactive water (about 64,000 becquerels of radioactivity) have escaped Takahama’s reactor No. 4, said the plant operator, Kansai Electric Power. Continue reading

FEMA Seeks Applicants for Youth Preparedness Council

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January 26, 2016
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Washington – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking applicants for its Youth Preparedness Council. FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council was formed in 2012 to bring together leaders from across the country who are interested and engaged in advocating youth preparedness. Council members are selected based on their dedication to public service, their efforts in making a difference in their communities, and their potential to expand their impact as national advocates for youth preparedness. Continue reading