Washington State has a history of large earthquakes, as does California. More than 1,000 earthquakes are registered in Washington State each year. More than 10,000 are recorded in California each year. In an earthquake, non-structural elements, which is anything that does not actually hold the building up, may become unhooked, dislodged, thrown about, and tipped over. this can cause extensive damage, interruption of operation, injury and even death.
Deadly natural disasters can happen at any moment— earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, fires and especially tornadoes. That's why you have to be prepared.
Natural disasters happen for different reasons. Some are related to weather such as lightning storms, hurricanes, tornados and winter storms. This videos describes the results of each. Other natural disasters are earthquakes, volcanos, tsunamis and wild fires. Teach kids about natural disasters.
Earthquakes are one of the most dangerous natural disasters in the world, especially in states like Alaska, California, Hawaii and even Oklahoma. And you never know when a quake will hit your area, so being prepared is essential for survival. This short animation details what you will need to be prepared for an earthquake, along with what you'll do during and afterward.
The majority of preventable residential fires start on the kitchen stove. OodleboxTV fire expert Captain Mike Baker demos how to make a quick and easy homemade extinguisher. The next time a grease fire flares up, open a can of “fire safety” and douse those flames.
Hurricanes are a constant threat to many Americans, and many homes are not constructed properly to be safe from hurricanes. In other countries with less money, these problems are even worse. This video from the International French Red Cross will show you how you can construct a cheap, effective shelter against hurricanes out of concrete and wood. If your home is unsafe and you don't want to retrofit, you might want to consider one of these.
In case of a natural disaster, computer networks are often disabled, rendering the record keeping at most institutions useless. It's important that you make a financial first aid kit to ensure that you are able to get by and keep track of your personal information after a hurricane or fire. This video will show you what you should put in your financial first aid kit, which you should go make right now.
While the snow-covered mountains can be exhilarating, they can also be dangerous. Here's what to do to stay safe.
I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that drove this point home even deeper was the number of people asking me for advice on what they could do to prepare for the possibility that we are hit by one of the resultant tsunamis. Many thoughts raced through my mind, and...
California is struck by earthquakes everyday, but the biggest ones, on average, appear every 150 years, just south of the San Gabriel Mountains. The last super-destructive earthquake in California was over 300 years ago, which could mean a long overdue Californian earthquake is on the horizon.
When the mountaintop blows there's little time to waste, so HOW TO SURVIVE instructs you how to dodge falling debris, listen for a Lahar roar, steer clear of ash, and find shelter in order to survive. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to survive a volcano explosion.
In the wake of the recent tragedy in Japan, Southern Californians have been hyper alert to any news regarding dangerous levels of nuclear radiation drifting over from Fukushima. At this time, official statements from the California Department of Public Health and the EPA are assuaging the population that there is nothing to fear. While there has been some detection of radiation in the air, the current levels recorded are "thousands of times below any conservative level of concern". But despit...
Protecting a home from any hurricane damage can be difficult to do but you can minimize it by applying shutters to windows. Watch this how-to video and get tips for installing hurricane shutters to the exterior of your home. This project is very simple to do and it could prevent hurricane damage from happening to your home.
There were two broad objectives to the 2004 TELEX project: One was to try to understand better why storms tend to produce a lot of positive cloud-to-ground flashes. The second part looked at the electrification of mesoscale convective systems.
Leave it to Seattle to take care of every detail of earthquake prevention safety. Learn how to safely secure and anchor down your water heater Secure a water heater.
This video on typhoon preparedness comes from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, where typhoons are common. The key to surviving a typhoon or other disaster is preparation. Stock up on enough food and supplies to last your family for about a week. Routinely check expiration dates on food, water and batteries and rotate your stock. Be sure window screens are in place and in good condition in the event the power is off for several days.
Have an interest in nukes? Look no further. Learn about nuclear reactors, bombs, & reactors in this six-part video lecture by Professor Richard Muller of the University California, Berkeley. This lecture is from the spring 2006 webcasts of "Physics For Future Presidents". From the videomaker:
Whether a house fire or a forest fire, when a blaze catches you off guard, you have precious little time to react. HOW TO SURVIVE outlines the best ways to get out safely! Watch this video tutorial and learn how to survive a fire, whether in the home or in the wilderness.
This hurricane preparation video shows us how to install storm shutters.
This is a FEMA PSA about what kids should do during an earthquake. Be prepared and stick together. Hide under tables to protect your head.
Mark Benthien (Director of Communication, Education, and Outreach, Southern California Earthquake Center ) gives expert video advice on: What are the key considerations when preparing for an earthquake? | What are the essential elements of an earthquake disaster plan? | What types of food and water should I have? | What earthquake supplies should I keep near my bed? and more... Prepare for an earthquake.
Lightning storms are beautiful to watch but deadly to be out in. If you find yourself caught out in a thunderstorm there are several easy guidelines you can use to stay safe, and this video will teach them to you.
A swarm of locusts might be a biblical plague, but they really can't hurt people directly. They can destroy your farm or garden in no time though, so watch this video for tips of protecting your garden or farm from a swarm of locusts.
If you live somewhere where winter storms and blizzards are a threat, watch this video. It will give you several great tips for riding out a winter storm or blizzard safely inside your house. These include running water continuously so your pipes don't freeze and wearing layers of clothing to adjust to changing temperatures.
Preparing for a severe storm can be the key to your survival. Get ready for hurricanes and other disasters with a home emergency kit. Watch this how to video to learn what you should put in an emergency kit in case of a severe storm.
Check out this video to learn what kinds of tools to use to secure your furniture during an earthquake. You may want to use straps and stud finders.
Learn how to make sure your dorm room is ready for an earthquake.
Heading to college? Check this out and save your life during an earthquake.
Flooding occurs in a low water area and often appears to be safe. Motorists who drive through flooded areas risk losing control of their cars. People have extreme confidence in the size and weight of their vehicles. Flooding kills more people than any other natural disasters. Don't drive quickly through flooded streets because it increases the chance you will hydroplane and lose control of your car.
Get serious, stay calm, pay attention to the teacher. Don't talk. This is a serious thing: fire drills. Be prepared. They warn kids if they are not serious they may kill someone. Well, thank you FEMA-- another PSA and government effort to protect the kids!
Hurricanes can occur any time with out any warning. So it is prudent to prepare you self for disaster recovery in case of any hurricane. To protect your self from hurricane by staying at home or to flee from a hurricane you will need some items ready. The main thing is water. So arrange for one gallon of fresh water for one person per day. It is good to store water sufficient for one week. So store enough quantity of water for all the persons in the home sufficient for one week. Make sure tha...
Depending on where you live, you will have to prepare for the hazards from different types of natural disasters. You can sleep easy if you have a secure location, stalked with food and supplied you might need if there is an emergency.
You can make your own bread from scratch with wheat grain. You will have new appreciation for the ease in buying store brought bread but absolutely nothing beats having warm homemade bread. If you like to cook then baking your own wheat bread is a must.
This video will give you tips on how to secure your cabinets so that things don't come flying out of them in the event of an earthquake.