Blog: For those of you who love Twitter, but struggle to find the hashtags to use for emergency preparedness, then read Urban Areas blog for a current list of hashtags. Red Cross talks about some of the issues surrounding not having a preparedness kit.
Lost and Found: Missing Oregon woman was found alive after being lost in the woods. After falling off a cliff the woman remained alive by eating anything she could and covering herself with moss. Check out the YouTube video on my site on how to make a shelter in the woods.
Solar Acitivity: The Sun has been on a roll. Three days in a row of coronal mass eruptions, and according to spaceweather.com, “Sunspots 1261 and 1263 pose a continued threat for x-class solar flares.” Continue reading
Blog: Find out what the Red Cross is doing around the world on their blog page. Oregon Emergency Management’s page has a great post about, “12 reasons to take time off.” Number five is my favorite reason
Forum: Pdxprepared.com has a set up for a forum for discussions on preparedness issues. So grab your CERT buddies, and chat away.
Must Read: If you are going through a foreclosure or know someone that is facing that hardship, then this is a must-read article at usawatchdog.com. The article is about how bankers are still not looking at the paperwork before foreclosing on homes! Always demand to see the paperwork and verify it is legal.
Drought: Over at drought.gov drought.gov it clearly shows that Texas is still struggling with water issues. A good portion of New Mexico is also suffering from the Summer heat. This is a good time to remember NOT to water your lawn. It is perfectly natural to let the grass turn brown, and it’ll come back with the rain.