Emergency Zone

  • September 21, 2017 Emergency Zone

    Mexico: The Aftermath

    In just two weeks, Mexico has been hit by two major earthquakes. The first was a magnitude 8.1 off the coast of Chiapas. Most recently, a 7.1 magnitude, happened in Mexico City on September 19th.

    The earthquake was a dark reminder of a previous quake that shook Mexico city on the same day in 1985. It killed more than 10,000 people and left many other injured and homeless.

    This recent earthquake has...
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  • September 19, 2017 Emergency Zone

    The next apocalypse? September 23rd

    The literal interpretation of Revelation is that the constellations align on September 23.
    The word apocalypse is derived from Greek meaning uncovering; or, as the book How Jesus Became God explains, "a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities". In other words, it is knowledge of things that help us make sense of the world around us.
    In modern vernacular, the term apocalypse has come to mean an "end of the world" event, especially having to do with a religious...
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  • September 7, 2017 Emergency Zone

    1.5 Million Acres Ablaze in the US

    Yesterday evening as I was driving home, I glanced up at the sky. It was hard not to notice the gray haze that had blocked the view of our towering mountains. What I noticed for the first time was how red and dull the sun looked. The Salt Lake Valley where I live has been covered in the haze of wildfires for near a week now.
    In the wake of the devistation of Hurricane Harvey and the impending...
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  • August 25, 2017 Emergency Zone

    The Week in Review: What You Need to Know About North Korea

    By: Todd Norman, Emergency Zone

    North Korea and Donald Trump are buzzwords that have been hitting top searches over the past several weeks. So what's the story? What's going on? Most of all, what is it that we need to be ready for?

    In the last several days, things have simmered down just a bit in the news. There has still been talk about war with North Korea, and talk of nuclear attacks, but so far...
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  • August 25, 2017 Emergency Zone

    What to Know About Hurricane Harvey

    By: Todd Norman, Emergency Zone

    It's Hurricane season, and Hurricanes are not an uncommon threat along the coasts. It is more rare for a hurricane to actually make landfall. The average of is 1.73 a year over the past 165 years.

    On occasion though there are hurricanes that can leave a more lasting impression. Some of us may recall Hurricane Katrina, which devastated Louisiana; and then Hurricane...
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  • August 14, 2017 Emergency Zone

    Take Landslides Seriously

    Today, in Sierra Leone, a catastrophic mudslide is ravaging the outskirts of Freetown. One mortuaryalone reported 300 dead so far, and the final count is likely to be much higher. With the continuing rains, the danger is not over. The high level of death and destruction is due primarily to all of the poor not being able to afford to legally construct housing that is up to safety and engineering...
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  • August 10, 2017 Emergency Zone

    The What, Where, and How of Ebola

    You've probably heard of the Ebola virus disease, you may have even heard about the recent outbreak in Bas Uélé, DRC, but what do you know about it? What do doctors and scientists know about it? Could it affect your health and well being? How can you prevent it? If someone is infected, is it curable?

    Do we know where it came from?

    The answer to that question is yes... and no. We generally know how...
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  • May 25, 2017 Emergency Zone

    Pregnant? Why you still can't go to Cancun

    Ten things you actually need to know about the Zika Virus today
    Yep, you read that right, if you are pregnant or wanting to get pregnant you should not be traveling to Cancun. Cancun isn’t the only one being singled out, there are over 45 countries you should avoid traveling to according to the latest reports from the CDC (Center for Disease Control). For the most up to date list click here. So,...
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  • May 12, 2017 Emergency Zone

    Mothers: The Original Preppers

    We love to spend Mother’s Day to celebrate all the amazing moms out there, and all the things they do for us. Because let’s face it, moms are definitely the glue that holds most of us together. As a mom I know we have some tough jobs we sometimes have to face, one of the biggest challenges I think we face daily is leaving the house with our babies/children and trying to figure out how much we have...
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