Archive for Disasters

If the Oroville Dam crisis has family running from the area in a mass emergency exit.

Here of some of the news stories out there.

Hopefully folks have had enough notice at this point to get out of Dodge.

Are thoughts and good wishes are with the folks near the Oroville Dam.

see the following

Los Angeles Times: oroville-dam-fema-assists-state-officials-with

San Jose Mercury News:  Oroville Dam Lake continues to drop

MSN News: oroville-dam-california-officials-ignored-warnings-over-risk-of-collapse

Map: Oroville Dam

More info on the Oroville Dam can be found Oroville Lake Dam California Water Department

Oroville Dam – Wikipedia

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In case of emergency there is nothing like being prepared.  WalletICE TM contains who to contact, medications you are taking, things you are allergic to and so much more.

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In Case of Emergency Disasters have been declared 597 times in the United States between the years 2001 – 2011, according to FEMA, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

These numbers are astounding. Here are the numbers for emergency disasters declared as per FEMA, for the top ten states with the most emergency disasters.

  • Texas 84
  • California 77
  • Oklahoma 66
  • Florida 63
  • New York 62
  • Louisiana 56
  • Alabama 54
  • Kentucky 53
  • Arkansas 51
  • Missouri 50

In Case of Emergency you should have the following supplies in your In Case of Emergency bag.

You can not survive long without water.  I’m not quite sure how you will carry large quantities.

You need to have a gallon of water per person, per day, In Case of Emergency.

You need food for a 30 day supply. The easiest type of food is dried condensed food meant to be stored for extended periods of time.

You should have a radio-flashlight with a hand crank, In Case of Emergency. You never know if your batteries will run out. With the hand cranked radio you know you will have the energy necessary to run the radio flashlight In Case of Emergency. You should also have a two-way or short wave radio in case the cell phone towers are overloaded or down.

You should have a first aid kit In Case of Emergency. You must be ready. One of the biggest problems in a disaster emergency is the outbreak of infections. If you are prepared In Case of Emergency with bandages and antiseptics like peroxide, rubbing alcohol and bacitracin you will have a much better chance of warding off infection.  I know some of you won’t forget to pack the other kind of alcohol. Just don’t get caught with it.  Medications need to be in prescription bottles if they are prescribed.  They should not be loose in your bag.

Make sure In Case of Emergency you have a list of your prescriptions. You can use WalletICE TM for this. In Case of Emergency WalletICE TM Can Save Your Life. WalletICE TM, has spaces for you to fill in with who to contact In Case of Emergency. WalletICE TM also has many spaces for you to fill in the medications you may be taking with the dosages. WalletICE TM has space provided for many other pieces of medical information. You can get a copy free for personal use by filling out a request at Walletice.com at the same time you will also be able to sign up for our newsletter with ICE updates. You should keep a copy of WalletICE TM in your wallet, in your refrigerator in the glove compartment of your car and in your In Case of Emergency bag.

You should also have ICE In Case of Emergency listed in your cell phone.

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ICE In Case of Emergency Can Save Your Life, whether you are in Japan or anywhere else.

I can’t emphasize enough the importance of carrying WalletICE TM.  WalletICE TM is a card for your wallet.    It will be so much easier for emergency personnel to treat victims of the Japan disaster if they have a list of the current medications, and medical history is readily  available.  When an emergency strikes as you can see there is sometimes no time to get ready.  You must prepare yourselfs as much as possible for when an emergency or accident may happen.  I urge you to be prepared In Case of Emergency.  Carry WalletICE TM in your wallet.  The life you save in case of emergency may be your own or that of a love one.

Guam – The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the situation in Japan in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake, measuring 8.9 magnitude, that struck northern Japan on March 11.  U.S. citizens should avoid travel to Japan at this time.  This Travel Alert expires on April 1, 2011.
Read the Advisory on U.S. State Department Website
The Department of State strongly urges U.S. citizens to avoid tourism and non-essential travel to Japan at this time.  Tokyo airports are currently closed; other airports in Japan may be closed or have restricted access.  Public transportation, including trains and subways are closed in the Tokyo area, and service has been interrupted in other areas.  Many roads have been damaged in the Tokyo area and in northern Japan.

Strong aftershocks are likely for weeks following a strong earthquake such as this one.  The American Red Cross recommends that in the event of aftershocks, persons should move to open spaces away from walls, windows, buildings, and other structures that may collapse, and should be alert to the danger of falling debris.  If you are indoors, DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON:  If possible, seek cover under a sturdy desk or table, hold on, and protect your eyes by pressing your face against your arm.  If there is no table or desk nearby, sit on the floor against an interior wall away from windows, bookcases or tall furniture that could fall on you.  Avoid damaged buildings and downed power lines.  Great care should be used with matches, lighters, candles, or any open flame due to the possibility of disrupted gas lines.

U.S. citizens currently in Japan should contact family and friends in the United States to confirm their well-being at the earliest opportunity.  Where internet and telephone services are not available, it may be possible to contact people using SMS (Cell text message) or other forms of social media such as Twitter and Facebook.  U.S. citizens may contact the Department of State at JapanEmergencyUSC@state.gov

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My heart and prays go out to the folks in Japan.  The Sunami

was bad enough.  I hope for the sake of all Japan can get those nuclear reactors under control.

This is a terrible disaster and even when you think you are prepared for an emergency, sometimes we are not.  My thoughts and prays are with the folks in Japan and their love ones.  This is such a horrific tragedy, and the worst possible natural disaster to have ever occurred.

Embassy taps help of Pinoy groups in Japan.

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in Japan has tapped the help of Filipino community organizations to provide information on any Filipino affected by the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake.

Likewise, the embassy encouraged Filipinos to take the necessary precaution and closely monitor the news.

Filipinos are also urged to immediately proceed to the nearest fire station or city hall in their area to receive instructions and assistance in case of emergency.

On Friday, Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel Lopez said no Filipino has been confirmed dead.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said read more

WalletICE TM, ICE In Case of Emergency is so important.  In Case of Emergency you should have a list of your medications and conditions on you.  For aid to help you in such a disaster time is truly of the essence.