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Hurricane-Force Storm Causes Damage In Midwest, Heads East

November 3, 2010 by  

Hurricane-force storm causes damage in Midwest, heads EastAs large sections of the Midwestern United States have been battered by what some commentators have called a "historic storm," it may be a good time to remind Americans how to increase their chances of survival during similar natural disasters. 

The storm, dubbed "Chiclone," led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights and left a trail of devastation, including uprooted trees, damaged cars, flooding, slippery roads and downed power lines.

Experts advise that during violent storms, individuals should stay away from windows as flying debris or falling trees can break glass, resulting in severe injuries. In fact, if hurricane-force winds are in the forecast, boarding up windows and doors may be a good idea.

In order to further minimize the risk of being hurt or experiencing property damage, Americans who live in areas that are prone to extreme weather are also advised to clear brush and any lose objects from their premises, trim bushes, and sandbag the property as the storm is approaching.

As with any other natural or man-made disasters, families should stock on non-perishable food items, such as ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, and vegetables as well as water in plastic containers to last at least three days. The emergency survival kit should also include basic medicines, including disinfectants and bandages, a battery-powered radio, blankets, flashlights as well as spare batteries. 

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  • everett

    i still got some Y2K canned salmon, about 8 years past its dated expiration.

    is it still safe to eat ??

    • 45caliber

      I wouldn’t.

    • Brad

      toss it my friend, always good to cycle all canned goods and dry goods, anything dehydrated lasts longer.

  • Richard Pawley

    My 97 year old father met my mom (she died last month before her 92nd birthday) because he ate some very old sardines and ended up in a hospital during WWII. I wrote about this in my autobiography, LEAVING SOUTH CAROLINA, and I also warned (4.5 years ago) about the danger of derivative, the coming stock market crash and what I called the Greater Depression which is still coming. Learning all you can about non-perishable foods (usually freeze dried meats, fruits, and vegetables that are nutritious for decades) is still a wise idea. There are a number of places that are reasonable and some that are expensive but since the wholesale price of commodities have gone up the retail price will soon be higher and then much higher. I believe that non-perishable foods may go up (percentage-wise) more than gold. Hope I’m wrong but if prices don’t triple you can always eat your investment. Here’s a place where prices are fair. Even a case of mixed vegetables and one of fruits and maybe a few cans of freeze dried turkey and ground beef, or dried eggs would be a good thing to have, just for emergencies. With the FED planning to print 600,000,000,000 (that’s 600,000 MILLION DOLLARS) creating it out of thin air over the next several months, you can count on inflation alone paying for your emergency supplies. Check here for one reasonable place to buy (there are others):


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