By: Anna Rodriguez (Survival Central Contributor)
If a major disaster sweeps across America, at least six out of ten families would not know what to do. This is according to a survey conducted by the Ad Council in 2013. It found that most families would not know who to call, whereto go, what to bring, and what to do. Only 19% are confident they are “very prepared” for a disaster.
A related national poll by the Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation reveals that 44% of Americans do not have first aid kits, 48% do not have emergency supplies, 52% have not prepared documents, and 52% do not have a designated meeting place. In short, in the event of a disaster, most Americans would be at a lost and are more likely to be in danger. Read more »
By Tia Ghose
SAN FRANCISCO — Quick: In the event of a zombie apocalypse, how would you make it out of New York City alive?
If you’re like most New Yorkers, you probably have no idea. But a small group of folks in the city are gearing up for the next doomsday scenario by prepping survival gear, planning escape routes, and training to get out of New York City — even by inflatable kayak if necessary.
These urban doomsday preppers look very different from the stereotype of the rural, gun-toting conservative depicted on shows such as “Doomsday Castle,” Anna Maria Bounds, a sociologist at Queens College, City University of New York, said on Monday (Aug. 18) here at the 109th annual American Sociological Association meeting. Read more »
By John Dodge
From: CBS NewsSIS
CHICAGO (CBS) — Over the past six years, Chicago has become a top potential target for international terrorists, a top security expert said Friday, making the posting of a veiled threat by Islamic radicals on Twitter a higher cause for concern.
“Many terror organizations refer to Chicago as Obama Town,” said CBS 2 security expert Ross Rice, a former FBI agent in Chicago. Under President Obama, the U.S. took out Osama bin Laden, and used repeated drone strikes to weaken terror networks.
In the meantime, the U.S. government on Friday issued a security bulletin to all U.S. law enforcement in light of the overall threat posed by Islamic State, commonly known as ISIS or ISIL. Read more »