Preparedness doubts? White House,”Nuke victims will have to wait”

Preparedness Doubts? White House says,

XX-34 BADGER explosion, fired from a tower on April 18, 1953 at the
Nevada Test Site.

If you still have doubts about whether you should obtain emergency preparedness supplies, this will change your mind.

The White House has warned that state and local governments should not expect “a significant federal response at the scene of a terrorist nuclear attack for up to 72 hours after the blast”, reports Steve Sternberg of USA Today.

The article goes on to say that, “the chaos that would inevitably follow such a blast would make it difficult for the federal government to react quickly. Emergency response is principally a local function.”

If you are still sitting at home thinking the government will take care of you in a disaster, you now know that you’ll be on your own for at least 72 hours. But let’s be realistic. At the 72 hour mark, the federal government is not going to be able to magically address everyone’s needs. So, what do you do?

I think you need to have 10 to 14 days of food stored for every person in your family. Now, I don’t know if that sounds like too much to you or not. But just look at what happened during after Hurricane Katrina. At 72 hours (3 days into it), everyone wasn’t taken care of. So, you really need to have 10 to 14 days of food for each member of your family.

Haven’t you wondered why the U.S. government has been talking so much lately about a potential terrorist nuclear attack? Draw your own conclusions from that. Please take action now and secure what you need to care for your family in a disaster.

Here’s the original article:

Nuclear blast victims would have to wait

 

British airspace lockdown sparks food supply concern

The Grocery Store Shelves Are Going Empty in Britain

The Grocery Store Shelves Are Going Empty in Britain

The Icelandic volcano erruption is causing more problems in Europe besides air travel. British supermarkets could start running short on goods such as fruit and vegetables if the island’s airspace remains closed into next week.

“Some items, could soon be in reduced supply if the volcanic ash cloud remains over Britain”, warns Christopher Snelling, head of global supply chain policy for the Freight Transport Association. “There are no shortages yet, but we may start to see certain ranges affected if this carries on.”

“The longer that UK airspace is closed, the greater the damage to the nation’s food supply.”

Here’s the original article:

British airspace lockdown sparks food supply concern

 

When it Comes to Preparedness, Always Keep a Full Tank of Gas

Being preparded means always having a full tank of gas

Always have a full tank of gas

You should always be looking for ways to be prepare for an emergency. One of the easiest things you can do is to always have a full tank of gas.

Always having a full tank will allow you to be at least travel in your immediate area. If a major disaster strikes, you may be able to get out of your area, but travel on interstates is iffy if a lot of people want to leave an area at once. The interstates are usually one of the first things to jam up.

Another reason to keep your gas tank full or near full is because in a disaster the power may be off, and the pumps will not work.

If I am driving around in my local area, then when the gas tank is half full, I will go ahead and fill it. If I am traveling on the interstate, I usually don’t do that. I admit, I don’t want to have to stop any more often than I have to. However when just driving locally, I always stop and fill my tank when it gets to half full.

This is an easy thing you can do, so add this to your preparedness arsenal.