U.S. Seismicity Reaches All-Time High

EarthquakeFrom: Fire Earth

1,213 earthquakes strike the U.S. in the 7 days leading to the 4th of July

At least 1,213 earthquakes of all magnitudes have struck the United States and Puerto Rico in the seven-day period to the 4th of July 2015.

The quakes have occurred across 19 States—Alabama, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming—and Puerto Rico.

The global total for the period was 1,314. Continue reading

Hurricane Preparedness – Be Ready

2014 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook graphicForward By: Robert Studer

With Hurricane season only a week away starting on June 1st, if you are not already prepared or preparing, you should be. Even with the perdition of a  below normal to normal season, seeing hopefully 3-6 hurricanes and 1-2 major hurricanes, it is best to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. So below is the post from the National Weather Service and Ready.gov to help you get prepared for the 2014 Hurricane season. “Be Prepared, Stay Safe and Survive!”

From: National Weather Service

Two keys to weather safety are to prepare for the risks and to act on those preparations when alerted by emergency officials. These are essential pieces to the Weather-Ready Nation.

Refer to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Ready.gov/hurricanes for comprehensive information on hurricane preparedness at home and in your community.

Some highlights on how to prepare and take action are available below: Continue reading

Back to School Safety and Planning for Emergencies

Back to SchoolFrom: Get Prepared

Now is a good time to review a few back-to-school safety tips with your children and their schools.

As school doors open, traffic gets a little heavier. People are back from holidays, school buses and public transit are on regular routes, and more people are walking, cycling or driving to school.

Here are six safety reminders to help with the transition back to this busy time of year:

  1. Review your family emergency plan and check emergency kit supplies

    Sit down with your children to talk about different kinds of emergencies and review your family emergency plan. Talk about what to do and where you will meet if you are not together when an emergency takes place. Involve your children in preparing an emergency kit or checking your emergency supplies to make sure Continue reading