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20 Tips from the Hurricane Survival Real-Life Scenarios

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20 Tips from the Hurricane Survival Real-Life Scenarios

Imagine this scenario: 2005 is the year and you live in New Orleans ‘ heart. A hurricane is threatening to strike and although the town is 8 feet below sea level, you choose not to evacuate or even prepare because you’ve seen many storms threatening to strike the town and it’s never landing, so why prepare for this one? Days later, your big town is almost entirely flooded from Hurricane Katrina and more than 1,800 lives have been claimed including some of your neighbors because they chose not to leave the town like you. You are now left without supplies of electricity, water, and dwindling. To make matters worse, trucks are cut off from supply, police and emergency services are unable to satisfy people’s requirements, and looters are breaking into supply homes.

Yes, the above situation is a worst-case scenario, but after hurricanes, elements of it are very prevalent. These tropical storms are extreme and are capable of crippling our entire lifestyle. In terms of where they land, the kinds of damage suffered, and if there will be disasters in the aftermath, like waterborne diseases, bug infestations, etc., they are erratic in nature. Some choose to be complacent and wait to get preparations in order until the storm is imminent and hours away because of the unpredictability of these events. While some take this catastrophe seriously and are meticulous in preparing each year in the event that this natural disaster strikes. So, in which group are you choosing to be?

In living through a hurricane, I was very frank about my ordeals and learned from my errors. Long tale brief, after walking through Hurricane Ike and feeling helpless and under-prepared, I made it my mission to assist others get their homes ready to live in emergencies outside the grid. We all have to share a life lesson, and I’m not alone in attempting to get the word out to prepare for these storms. I asked some of the community’s fellow preppers what advice they would give on how to prepare better for hurricanes, and the community stepped up overwhelmingly to help their fellow man. Pay attention to recurring tips when reading this list–prepare in advance. This is the key to putting in order all your preparations.

20 Tips from the Hurricane Survival Real-Life Scenarios

These are their words and, in my humble opinion, this is some very solid advice to follow.

  1. Put on a flash drive all your significant records and placed them in your bug-out bag. If it’s time for you to evacuate, you’ve got everything prepared and willing to go! Pennington’s Tess
  2. My mother had placed supplies in fresh trash bins made of plastic. If they had to bug it out, they could easily grab it and put it in the car’s back. The bins would also be helpful. They keep stuff dry as well. Keller Judy
  3. Keep enough money for at least 1-2 nights in a moderately priced hotel and a couple of meals in your BOB (bug out bag). It would also be useful to have a credit card with a zero or tiny balance. If you forget or lose your wallet, you want an expense payment backup technique until you can get back home. Cobb’s Jim
  4. Well before the 2004 South Florida back-to-back hurricanes, I purchased 28 gallons of water. I’m happy to have done that because we had enough water for the traffic management police. We’ve been doing a lot. For your family and communities, do whatever you believe is best. Friends, coworkers so many have lost their homes, companies and more, so there are items like diapers, toothpaste, etc. that I regret not to stock up on. Essentials are essential to all life. DeHerrera Joanne
  5. After[ Hurricane] Charley for Ivan, they evacuated us several times, and individuals stuck on the freeway, individuals died, livestock, etc. Ivan struck where they said they would also evacuate. At that moment we had six pets. If I had to squish them all in the car we’d have but there was no gas, that’s how happy it wasn’t. Our conditions dictate how to react, but our intestinal instinct is always best. -DeHerrera Joanne
  6. We always hold around 30 liters of water on hand. Save empty 2-liter bottles (plastic is stable for storage at room temperature unlike plastic milk jugs) and treat water with bleach using the 2:1 ratio. 2 Water falls to 1 liter. Nicholson’s Abigail
  7. Get one if you don’t have a generator! Have at least sufficient energy to operate the microwave and washing machine. A few solar cells are a must to restore the energy of the cell phone, charging radio batteries and flashlights. Do not forget to cook and drink the toilet paper and enough clean water for everyone in your family. For other purposes, you can use pool or rainwater. A chainsaw with fuel blend, bar oil, additional chains are often ignored in the town. Fallen trees are the bulk of harm outside the home. I was blocked by fallen oak trees from my neighbor’s yards on my cul-de-sac for over a week. –Alkek’s Jim
  8. Those little solar lights that go in a garden or along your driveway come useful to offer you some light without candles or lanterns… I charge them up during the day and stick in a flower pot half-filled with rocks… it’s not a lot of light but enough that you can see basically what you’re doing.  Heath Reynolds from Sue
  9. Using the SC experience of my daughter the last time. Her greatest issue in her region was a shortage of utilities due to fallen trees and flooding. She had food, but she couldn’t cook it. She’s got 3 daughters and couldn’t bathe them. No light, and so on… it was the easy things of everyday life that made it difficult. Rosenlieb Gary
  10. Veteran of the hurricane here. Each storm is exceptional, but the main thing is to be careful BEFORE everyone else does… thatimplies getting everything in location at least 5 days in advance so all you have to focus on is to secure your home. Also, knowing in advance if you’re going to stay or go and they tell you to LEAVING BEFORE. Don’t forget about oil (chainsaw / generator), a new chain for chain sawing (all of which you should have but most of which don’t substitute); and make sure that you have 2-3 weeks of supplies in place to be alone. It took WEEKS to be back up and running after several hurricanes on the east coast, even 100 miles outside the strike zone. Oh, spray the TARPS and the bug. I’m not a bug-out person, I can’t really do it because of animal commitments (15 dogs, chickens, etc.) so I’ve got plenty of crates/chickens to get in (oh yeah baby, ugh, done it before). –Bradley’s Laura
  11. Also, a butane burner is fantastic, like a demo chef at a restaurant… they can be used indoors, not costly and simple to load… in SAMs and in many locations $22 and a fuel case (like hairspray cans $12)…
  12. We don’t have to worry about the surge of water from the shoreline around here, but winds can be a problem. Usually we tape the windows in an X or* form when a hurricane goes in. People up their windows, perhaps sandbag around their house, nearer to the water board. All other preparations are identical. Be prepared to leave the storm in advance if it looks like it will land near home. Ellis cat
  13. Make sure you understand all the evacuation routes that are available in your region. Because of the heavy traffic flow, the primary streets and highways will be postponed, so you’ll want to plan various alternative paths to guarantee you’re not trapped in a flood while trying to escape the storm. Haskell’s John
  14. Everyone in their EDC / BOB should have these! Keep a FAMILY image in a Zip-Lock Freezer bag or waterproof sleeve, copies of your and your children’s birth certificates… parents /grandparents/guardians/ siblings should have a clear image of kids they might have to “claim” because when a issue happens you were not together. Hopefully, for an evacuation type scenario, this wouldn’t be essential, but you just never know. It could be professors, leaders who do not know you personally, or strangers from DHS / Law Enforcement / TSA… Heaven forbid… there are no more guarantees with anything! I’m sure you can add unreplaceable copies of your vehicle title, home name… to the list! You don’t want to get stuck, but eventually it’s essential for you… you might need evidence that it’s YOURS!! A flash drive is a great idea but you wouldn’t be able to demonstrate someone “the child is mine” in an extended power outage (EMP / SHTF)! Sue Reynolds of Health
  15. Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but you and your pets have at least one or two pics together. If you and your fur children get separated, this will go a long way to demonstrating ownership. Cobb’s Jim
  16. After making it through Hurricane Matthew, flooding, a week without electricity, and 2 weeks without water, I revised my preparations slightly and had 3 main priorities here; a lot more water (required to drink, boil, wash and flush) additional fuel for cooking (and various kinds of cooking we have a propane grill and a fireplace but after a flood all too wet) and non-kerosene lights (after 2 nights cooking) Middleton Deborah
  17. Put in plastic tubes as much as you can. Shoes in particular. Returning after Rita, I had a tree in my house. Went through my closet right now. No shoes, very little of anything in fact. SO PUT AS MUCH IN PLASTIC TUBS AS YOU CAN. Forget to replace the furniture, the equipment. Tidwell Sue
  18. In case it enables everyone is welcome to download from our preparedness book the Hurricane and Evacuation topics (and some others) in PDF. Liebsch Janet
  19. Unpacking your BOB every three months or so is very wise, at least once or twice a year. It helps to be sure of what’s in there… items that you decide you don’t really need, and more importantly… items that you may not have and ought to have. WEIGHT… It’s also essential to put on those suckers and see if you can actually carry them better yet we need to walk with them ON physical fitness should be one of our number one preparation priorities… as I point my thumb at MYSELF. Heath Reynolds from Sue
  20. Prepare at all expenses to protect your home. You don’t understand how long the grid is going down and looters are going to be there. Slavo’s Mac

These bits of guidance come from all those who have experienced this ordeal. They shared their tales because they want to assist prepare and prepare others–listen to them. If you need a guide to assist with your preparations, consider the Blueprint of The Prepper to get you ready for a disaster–step by step. Do not wait until you prepare the last minute or you will be limited in the items you need to live through this ordeal.

If you live in a highly-populated region, know that resources will decrease rapidly, so this can be circumvented by preparation beforehand. You can always begin to get through a catastrophe with these fundamental preparedness items:

  1. Food and alternative methods of cooking food
  2. Water–for consumption only 1 gallon per person / day. Planning more for health requirements.
  3. Fuel for generators. Also, consider indoor grill charcoal
  4. Charger of batteries and batteries
  5. Flashlights and lanterns
  6. Generator
  7. Emergency lighting
  8. Ice
  9. Medical supply
  10. Items for baby needs
  11. Sanitation supplies

Ultimately, you are the only one that can look after your family in the best way. Having a stash of the favorite canned or dry goods of your family, a supply of water and a simple medical kit can keep your basic needs for a disaster of short duration. This easy supply of preparation could distinguish you from the unprepared. If you live in a hurricane-prone region, now is the time to get ready. Hear your fellow man’s advice.

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Chief of the Iraqi Militia Threatens To Kill US People If America Re-elects President Trump

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Chief of the Iraqi Militia Threatens To Kill US People If America Re-elects President Trump

An Iraqi militia leader has vowed to kill US citizens if President Donald Trump is re-elected by the US in November.

Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobility Forces, was one of Iraq’s officials who was killed last week during the drone strike on Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

Al Telbawi suggested American civilians will be the target of terror attacks.

Now Jawad Al Telbawi, the commander of one of the PMF factions, says US civilians could be targeted if Donald Trump was re-elected to the Oval Office in November.

Al Telbawi suggested that the target of terrorist attacks would be U.S. civilians.

After threatening the ‘fool and a blackmailer’ of Trump and the U.S. military, Al Telbawi also requested that the U.S. citizens ‘pressure’ Trump to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq ‘before we ship your army back into a coffin.’

“If the American people re-elect Trump to the US presidency [in 2020], this would mean they support his crimes,” said Al Telbawi.

“This could change our position towards the people of the United States. All American interests will be at risk in the region.”

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Prince Harry & His Wife Meghan Are Resigning From The Royal Family

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Prince Harry & His Wife Meghan Are Resigning From The Royal Family

The duke and duke of Sussex wanted to become financially independent,” they said in a statement issued by Buckingham Palace. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle said they were “stepping back as senior members of the royal family.” 

The announcement comes just weeks following Prince Andrew’s retirement from his royal duties through the friendship he has with the billionaire pädophile Jeffrey Epstein The Independent reports.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirmed in their declaration that “We decided to make a transition to a gradual new position within this organization this year after several months of contemplation and internal discussions.

“We hope to step back to become financially independent as’ senior’ Members of the Royal Family, while still fully supporting Her Majesty The Queen.

“We are prepared to make the change with your support, especially over the past few years,” they added: “We intend now to balance our time between United Kingdom and North America and continue to honor our responsibility towards the Queen, the Commonwealth and our employers.

“This geographical balance will enable us to make our son more aware of his royal tradition and to give our family room for focusing on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charity.

“It is with great pleasure that we will be sharing with Her Majesty the King, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and all the interested parties the full details of this interesting next step in time. Up until then, thank you very much for your continuing support. “The Royal couple visited Vancouver with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland for their six-week holiday over Christmas.

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Killing all 176 of Ukrainian Boeing Crash In Iran Shortly After Takeoff

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Killing all 176 of Ukrainian Boeing Crash In Iran Shortly After Takeoff

Shortly after the departure from the Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran, a Boeing 737 jet was operated in Ukraine by the International Airlines, killing at least 167 passengers and 9 crew members 82 Iranians, 11 Ukrainians, 63 Canadians, four Afghans, three Germans, three British nationals and 10 Swedes.

“Terrible news about Tehran’s plane crash. My heartfelt sympathy to the families of the dead, “Prystaiko said on Twitter.

He added that “the Ukrainian authorities are still investigating” and that Ukraine refused to rule out the missile hit the plane.


The Guardian reports: A statement originally posted on the Ukrainian embassy’s website in Iran dismissed an act of terror and stated that the engine malfunction had caused the accident. This was later drafted, however, with the ambassy stating that an official commission would provide all information.

The black box contained vital records of the crash of the aircraft in a field among debris outside Tehran, but Iran said it would not pass it on to Boeing the manufacturer of the aircraft. It is not clear whether Iranian officials question the legitimacy of handing the black box to Boeing, an American company, or if they want to inspect the package by themselves.

The news has fuelled speculation that the downing of the aircraft was suspicious.

Boeing, who would usually be involved in such investigations, issued a brief statement that he knew of the disaster media and collected more information.

The 737-800 is of the same family as, however, the 737 Max 8, which has been grounded since two fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia in 2018 within six months. The 737-800 deals with a software system distinct from that involved in the Max 8 crashes.

The plane was under four years old and it was checked two days before the accident by Ukraine International Airlines, which suspended its flights indefinitely to Tehran.Yevheniy Dykhne, the airline chairman, said that it was “one of the best aircraft we had, with an amazing and reliable crew.” Nine of the Ukrainians were crew on board.

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Ted Cruz: Missiles fired by Iran’s US troops ‘ Paid For Billions of Obama ‘

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Ted Cruz: Missiles fired by Iran's US troops ' Paid For Billions of Obama '

According to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Iran was given “missiles fired on US troops on Tuesday by Iran paid for the billions Obama gave.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) shot the Obama administration in a Fox News interview Tuesday saying that Obama’s policy towards a state terror sponsor number one was “appeasement” Iran launched more than ten U.S. military and coalition forces ballistic missiles in Iraq on Tuesday.

“I think you’ve seen a dramatic shift if you look at Iran’s policy. The policy was appeasement under Barack Obama, “Cruz said. “The policy under Obama’s catastrophic Iranian nuclear deal was to give Iran more than $100 billion. Cruz went on to state: “The weapons we’ve seen on US servicemen tonight are paid for by the billions the Obama administration has poured into the Ayatollah with and if history teaches anything, it won’t give billions of dollars who hate you and want to kill you.” They literally flown $1.7 billion cash in unmarked bills into the dead of night on pallets in Iran. I don’t want a war. I don’t want a war. Neither do I believe you, Senator. But there must be an answer, doesn’t it?

CRUZ: Sean, I believe it’s just right. Iran’s extremely dangerous. He was the world’s most dangerous terrorist when you look at Soleimani and take Soleimani out. The Defense Department told us that he was directly responsible for the deaths of at least 603 Americans. Women and servicemen. Women. He has led terror groups worldwide, including Hamas, targeting Americans, targeting civilians and picking him up has made America safer. As we look at this attack tonight, we see the Ayatollah Khamenei striking back to America and targeting our bases. But I’m going to say that and I think what you cautioned about in your opening monolog is right. We’re not going to get into a prolonged Middle East Land War. We won’t do it. We won’t. When you see Democrats and the media lightening up their hair and saying we’re going into World War III, it’s paranoia, and they hate Donald Trump, because we all used to get together and agree that when there’s a terrorist attacking America, maybe Soleimani has just orchestrated an attack against the United States. In recent days, the Embassy has said that taking a terrorist is a good thing. I commend President Trump for his strength following the principles of peace, but at the same time we will not harm our sons and daughters for an extended battle in the Middle East.

HANNITY: One of the things we should be thankful for living in the greatest country that God gave man above, this country is our great army, the United States of America, and our sophisticated weapons. One thing we can trust is that Iran’s economy has been greatly affected. Who would think of bribing mullahs and bribing Kim Jong-il? That is the question. In Iran, Senator, they have three main refineries. One. Three. One day, I’d imagine those refineries blew up. They had a domestic problem because that would lead to the people of Iran being very bad. If they want to change the regime, it’s up to them. Perhaps we could help them in some ways with arms, but we are not sending our sons and daughters there.

CRUZ: I think you saw a dramatic shift when you look at Iran’s policy. The policy was appeasement under Barack Obama. The policy under Obama’s disastrous Iranian nuclear deal was to give Iran over $100 billion. In the dead of night, in unmarked bills they literally flew $1.7 trillion in cash into Iran. In a very real sense, the missiles we saw fired on U.S. men and women tonight were paid by the billions of the Obama government that flooded the ayatollah and that, if history teaches anything, does not give billions of dollars that hate you and want to kill you.

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Virginia Dems Sue 2A advocates ' Crazy, ' ' Gun Nuts, ' ' Young Kids ' like Gun Grab Looms

Two Fairfax County Democrats were caught in a hot microphone 2nd Amendment supporters as “crazy,” “gun nuts” and “just like kids” as the State Senate and the General Assembly came together in Richmond in anticipation of the upcoming legislature.

Senator Dave Marsden, and Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn, Speaker designate of the Virginia House of Delegates, were overheard in a live street debate as to whether or not it was worth their time to stand by and hear their constituents before they implemented sweeping arms control and confiscation bills.

Nationalfile report: As a conference broadcast on the live feed of the state legislature seemed to be delayed, Marsden can be heard asking Filler-Corn if she is going to participate in a later meeting, probably centered on the gun control and confiscation measures in New York City.

“Do you hang around at 10 a.m. gun nuts?”It is overheard for Marsden to ask Filler-Corn.

“Such people are insane!”she replied.

Marsden kept the conversation going as if that was not enough, telling Filler-Corn that the gun owners “simply like the kids,” as Filler-Corn asked him if he believed the constituents would “stay calm” or not. “Yeah, until we have answered them,” answered Marsden.

“We’re going to get through it!”DAVE MARSDEN: You’re going to stick around at 10 a.m.”

EILEEN FILLER CORN: These are insane people.

DM: Like little children, yeah.

EFC: You think they’re going to remain calm?

DM: Yeah as long as we’re not answering them.

EFC: Yeah. Yeah.


DM: We’re going to get through. Pic.twitter.com/7QSYvkV1Lj— Virginia Political Memes (@VApoliticalmeme) January 6, 2020 Ironically enough, the first time that Senator Marsden was found ridiculous in weapons was not the Monday morning conference.

The Senator, in an email from moms-at-Arms.com, describes attending a forum for VCDL members, whom he describes as “childish and boorish.” Marsden further claims that he received threats of violence, after his telephone number has been passed on to constituents, which he describes as “indicative of mental health problems amongst many supporters of gun rights.”

“Our obsession with guns is what this country has a problem,” Marsden told supporters of the 2013 Moms Demand Action rally.

“These metal objects are totally obsessed with us,” said he to the crowd outside the Virginia State Capitol.

Over the years Marsden’s campaigns, like those of Eileen Filler-Corn, have been largely bankrolled by the group and both legislators featured prominently on the group’s webpage and campaign literature.

In 2019, the sister organization Everytown For Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, spent a record $2.5 million on “Flip Virginia’s General Assembly.”

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