Emergency Zone

  • July 27, 2018 Emergency Zone

    Women's Safety: Test your knowledge with these 7 scenarios


    You are driving home late at night. A car seems to be following, but you shrug it off telling yourself you are simply being paranoid. You make several turns as you get closer to your home. You look in the rear view mirror and the car is still right behind you. A chill runs up your spine. 




    So What Do You Do?
     
    Trust your instinctsAttackers try to get you to "lower your guard, gain your trust and get...
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  • June 22, 2018 Emergency Zone

    How to Prepare Your Pet for Emergencies

     
    It's 3:00am and an evacuation alarm sounds. Everyone is groggy, but you know you need to get your family to safety. You run to the closet and grab your family's emergency kit; luckily, you were prepared. 

    A whimper from the living room reminds you of the one family member you forgot; your precious dog. It's only now you realize though your human family is prepared, you furry little loved one is...
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  • June 11, 2018 Emergency Zone

    Did You Know Something as Simple as Sharing Photos on Social Media Can Increase Your Odds of a Cyber Attack?



    Many people worry about threats they can see, but what about the ones you can't? A study was conducted that showed Americans check their phones 46 times a day. During that time you are giving out all sorts of information even if you don't know it. Did you know that your cell phone carrieralways knows where your phone is due to cell towers? Think of how often you have your phone on you, if someone...
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  • June 6, 2018 Emergency Zone

    Volcanoes: Everyone is Affected


    Have you seen the destruction that volcanoes can cause from the recent tragedies in the news? Did you know that there are over 1500 active volcanoes around the world? There are 169 inside the U.S. alone, 50 of which are being constantly monitored as high risk!So what do you do if you are near an eruption? How do you prepare? Here are some information and tips on how to prepare for the next...
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  • May 18, 2018 Emergency Zone

    National SAFE KIDS Week


    What is National SAFE KIDS Week?
    National SAFE KIDS Week was created to bring awareness to accidental deaths of children. During summer months these deaths rise, as children are more at risk. 

    SafeKids.org is the organization that is spreading the awareness and education of child safety. They believe that it is a global epidemic as explained in the picture below. 
    A campaign was created to spread the...
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  • May 17, 2018 Emergency Zone

    Hawaii in Chaos 5/17/18 12:15pm



    Alert Levels and Aviation Color Code
    Before getting into the events, having an understanding of terminology is useful to know. Updates and warnings are given through specific colors and wording. 
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    Chronological Order of the Events

    May 3rd

    Kilauea erupted on the Big Island of Hawaii after hundreds of earthquakes.

    May 4th 
    Amagnitude 6.9 earthquake shook the island. The earthquakes created some cracks in...
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  • May 16, 2018 Emergency Zone

    Severe Storms Cause Havoc in the Northeastern States Claiming 5 Lives in May of 2018



    Storms have been wreaking havoc in the northeastern states in the United States of America. The storms took five lives, and caused a lot of destruction. 



    New York City encountered baseball sized hail during the thunderstorms, and thousands lost power. 


















    The worst of the storms are over, but there is still a fear that flooding can occur. "The biggest threat for flooding will be from Virginia to...
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  • May 2, 2018 Emergency Zone

    How to Protect Yourself From Zika in 2018



    As the weather heats up, so does the risk for diseases like Zika and Lyme disease. In May of 2018, CDC has released a video their findings about the rise of disease:

     









    With the increase of risk, many are wondering how to decrease their odds of contracting one of these potentially deadly diseases. Luckily there are many things that can be done. Here is a video we liked from WaysandHow with some...
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