Hurricane Florence is beating down the East Coast with strong winds, intense storm surge, and a whole lot of rain. Make that an unbearable amount of rain. According to forecasters, Florence's rain will reach 40 inches in some parts of the Carolinas. With all this happening in such a short period of time, the hope for residents affected by this monster storm is that they prepared adequately and evacuated in time.
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Wildfires are burning brighter than Alicia Keys singing for The Hunger Games. It's terrible that people are losing their lives every day trying to survive and escape the infernos. In California, wildfires are popping up...well, like wildfires. 41 counties have reported a wildfire dating back to mid-February of this year. Everyone has an opinion on who or what is to blame for the blazes but that doesn't help fix the ultimate problem of improving the safety of victims of these tragic events.
School is back in session! What a wild summer it’s been. With all the world crisis and take off in social media culture, it is more imperative than ever to keep students connected to their schooling. Distractions are easy to come by in the modern age. This makes involvement from parents, to teachers, to faculty, vital to the success of our future collegiate scholars. After all, it takes a village. This isn’t an article advocating for the isolation of teens from social gatherings with their peers, but rather a friendly reminder that it is still important to monitor what your child may be exposed to, and how they learn to handle different situations. It can be difficult for some parents trying their hardest not to be “overbearing,” but experts at the Center for Disease Control have got some solid facts about the effectiveness of a strong parent-child relationship when it comes to the many hard lessons you must learn going through school, and eventually life. Staying connected now will ensure an even better connection in the future between you and your prodigy.
For every region of the world, there is at least one downside to living there. Whether it's the hurricanes and earthquakes in the east, wildfires in the west, or tornadoes in the Midwestern region, natural disasters can happen anywhere, at any time. How do you prepare when you never know when something is going to happen? More than 60% of Americans are completely unprepared and it is as easy as having a survival kit in a handy place.
Believe it or not, people go hiking in hot weather all over the country during the summer days. Even in sweltering conditions, like the intense desert of Southeastern Arizona. Yes, it is very possible to have an enjoyable hike out in the igneous desert. However, there are several ways to approach the task without perishing. Provided below are suggestions that should carefully be thought out to hike smart and stay safe on the trails.
It's Healthy and Safe Swimming Week! At least, that’s what experts at CDC call the week of May May 21st-27th. Sounds like a perfect excuse for the family to get out and make some waves. All are welcome! Well not quite all. Swimming; while it is a great form of exercise and activity, can be very dangerous if you aren’t informed of proper swim safety. This week, CDC highlighted a very important fact that is often overlooked by people heading out for the public pools. You’ll want to take a moment to check out what they had to say before subjecting your family to an icky situation.
Have you ever wanted to experience the great outdoors without the fear of getting lost ? Well good news everyone! You will be able to enjoy your time hiking but taking one of our 5-in-1 Survival Whistle. This whistle also contains a compass, flint, mirror and a waterproof container. Below , this survival whistle is broken down into categories to provide you with information on how this will benefit you on your future escapade.
It’s quite shocking when people aren’t aware of the dangers of being outdoors during a thunder storm (Pun intended). Lightning travels at an alarming 320,000,000 ft per second. While that may only be a third of actual light-speed, it’s faster than any human and most super heroes. Lightning may even give the Flash a run for his money. With stats like that, it’s a no brainer to say that being out in a storm where lightning is prevalent, it is a gamble with your life. So, let’s not forget when Drake coined “YOLO,” and throw your one life away because you weren’t informed of the hazards of a thunder storm.
We know during certain times throughout the year we have extreme seasons. Not only during spring, but in summer, fall, and winter. For example, there is a monsoon season in Arizona that occurs in the months of June through September. There is also a tornado season on the east side of the Rocky Mountains, ranging through the months of March to June. Lastly, there’s the ever-faithful hurricane season which happens every year from June through November. Though these seasons happen every year, it’s still shocking the damage these storms can cause. This severe weather, in turn causes natural disasters. According to
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Have you ever been on a camping trip that lasts longer than originally planned, and run out of food due to a power outage or natural disaster? If you have ever been in this situation, then you know all too well that it would have been nice to have been prepared for it. There are some simple things to have packed in case of such emergencies. Most of all, if you are not alone, then you will unquestionably want to make sure your family is safe. Keeping these steps in mind could make a life changing difference.
Let’s talk about water today. Have you ever gone traveling on vacation and noticed that the water tastes different? Sometimes it tastes exceptionally good, and other times, its horrendous. One would assume that living in the mountain region, you would have the best tasting water. However, it’s not so much the location where the water comes from but rather the filtration process that it goes through. Water need to be filtered and treated. It is pulled from aquifers and treated with chlorine, fluoride and phosphate to give it that specials refreshing taste.
It’s amazing what people choke on nowadays. According to http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/safety-at-home-choking.aspx injury Facts 2017, Choking is the fourth leading cause of unintentional injury death. Numbers show that out of the 5,051 people who died from choking in 2015 there were 2,848 older than 74. Food is the main cause for most of the choking deaths. Seniors with Dentures or have difficulty swallowing can increase this risk. Also, don’t forget that children for some reason discover the world by putting things in their mouth and it’s important to monitor children when playing with certain toys the size of a marble. Children are also known for choking on food. According to https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/injury_prevention/choking_prevention_for_children.htm At least one child dies from choking on food every five days in the U.S. and more than 12,000 children are taken to the hospital each year for food choking injuries.
We know during certain times throughout the year we have extreme seasons. Not just Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. For example, we have a Monsoon Season in Arizona which occurs between June and September. We have a Tornado season on the East side of the Rocky Mountains between March and June. We Also have a Hurricane Season from June to November.
These seasons can bring about natural disasters that cause serious destruction to our homes, lands, and streets, creating a crisis that can and will continue even after the natural disaster has moved on. A Natural Disaster is an event such as a flood, earthquake, tornado, or hurricane that causes great damage or loss of life. When these disasters strike they normally come with little or no warning and not all of us are prepared for these moments.
It’s that time of year again! After a long summer, it’s time for children to go back to school again. Unfortunately, at the beginning of the school year, there is also an increase in vehicle/pedestrian accidents in school zones. It would be in your best interest to take certain precautions to ensure the safety of your children.
With the approach of Independence Day, we can all prepare for some fun, festivities, parades, food, and of course FIREWORKS. Crowds of people, mixed with open flames is something that can turn completely chaotic if the proper knowledge, and preparation isn’t applied. Professionals put on their own firework displays for the public to enjoy but of course there is still the fireworks that can be purchased at a local market or a firework stand. Although these fireworks are for the public to purchase, it does not mean that they are deemed safe.
Music festivals, Holiday gatherings, Summer events, and pandemic flu virus go hand in hand around this time of bustling year. If you’re out having fun in the sun this summer, you should be aware of the dangers that lurk in the common air. Close quarter events can easily turn from a blast to a bad day, especially for individuals not implementing NPIs in their everyday life. CDC describes NPIs (non pharmaceutical Interventions) as “actions that people and communities can take, apart from getting vaccinated and taking medications, to help slow the spread of respiratory illnesses.” These are also known as mitigation strategies.
Our skin is an important part of our body. Skin is the largest organ in a human. It covers our entire skeletal structure, and can become a painful inconvenience when, and if it gets damaged. Bruises, cuts, scrapes, and even sunburn. Sunburn is a silent attacker that has gotten over one third of adults, and almost one third of the teen population.
With the increasing number in tick borne illnesses, it is becoming more and more important to be aware of the risk, as well as the prevention. Ticks are commonly known to be more active in the spring, summer, and early-fall. This fact highly increases the potential for you, your loved ones, or your pets to be bitten. According to the Center for Disease Control has reported that over thirty thousand cases of Lyme disease are reported annually in the just the United States alone. It is essential that you be mindful to the possibility of being infected and take the necessary steps to ensure that you are protected from these silent killers.
Lead poisoning, whether in small or substantial amounts, can both severely affect mental and physical development in children as well as in adults. However, children below the age of 6 years old are known to be more susceptible to encountering a lead based material, or object and becoming contaminated. This fact is supported by the idea of younger children who normally tend to put their hands, or items in their mouth. Lead based paint has been seen to be used when making children’s toys, painting older homes before the ban of lead based paint in 1978, or even from the soil in which we plant our fruits and vegetables to be eaten from. Although to this day many of these products have been recalled, and steps have been taken to cease further production of these chemicals, we are still finding lead in our water system from which we bathe in, drink from, wash our hands, rinse our fruits and vegetables, water our plants, and so on.
Almost 2 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken was recalled this month, expanding from the original November 23rd recall of 17,439 pounds. Although the recall is only a safety procedure, and it is not certain that the chicken is undercooked or contains dangerous bacteria, National Steak and Poultry urges everyone to take special precaution and either dispose of the food immedaitely or return it to the place of purchase.
All of the ready-to-eat packaged chicken was produced between August 20 and November 30 of this year. Check here for a complete list of all recalled chicken products, available on the US Food Safety and Inspection Service website.
The day is almost here, and whether you are hosting or traveling this year, we want you to enjoy the holiday by staying safe with these Thanksgiving safety tips, courtesy of American Red Cross.
It's that unfortunate time of year that most of us need to remember to turn our clocks back one hour (and probably lose an hour of sleep because of it). The American Red Cross also suggests that this is a great opportunity to remember to also check your smoke alarms: TURN your clock back and TEST your fire alarms. Most smoke alarms can be tested by simply pushing a test button—definitely worth the time and effort when working fire alarms cut the risk of death in a house fire by half!
While you're at it, you can also prepare for home fires or emergencies in other ways as well, including planning your family escape plan and preparing an emergency/burn first aid kit.
You may have heard or read about the tragic house fire that killed the Speer family of 6 last week. It was later determined that the fire was caused by the living room fireplace.
As winter weather is starting to settle in for some of us, you might be thinking about waking your fireplace up from hibernation, so we thought it would be a good time to go over some tips to make sure that you use your fireplace properly and safely.