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Portable Weather Alert Radio

  We’ve covered this before, but just to be clear, a portable weather alert radio is able to receive weather an all hazard alerts from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). To learn more, see our post from November … Continue reading

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Snowbound in Seattle?

  Seattle, Washington normally has rain, but not a lot of snow.  This week is different because the moisture track referred to as the “Pineapple Express” that starts in Asia and passes Hawaii is dumping unusually heavy snow on Seattle.  … Continue reading

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Safe at the Office?

  Our work location is an important part of our lives.  Many of us spend eight or more hours a day, five or more days a week in the office.  Given the amount of time spent there, it should not … Continue reading

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School is Back in Session

  The kids are back in school after a long weekend that celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday.  The cold snap in New England has broken and all is well, for now. Any disruption to power or other infrastructure can … Continue reading

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Hypothermia – A Real and Present Danger

  Winter weather has finally settled over most of the Lower 48 states.  New England is now under a deep, albeit temporary blanket of arctic air.  Many locations were at or near or below zero this morning and many struggled … Continue reading

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Survival Kit Supplies

  Something new?  Not exactly. On December 16, 2011 we blogged about the supplies needed for an emergency kit or survival kit should you choose to build your own or add to one you already have. Whether its called survival … Continue reading

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Snowfall “Slightly” Underestimated

  If you live in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts you know that the weather forecasts are notoriously inaccurate.  Today’s was not exception. The forecast was for rain changing to snow.  So far so good.  Unfortunately, the forecast snow accumulation … Continue reading

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NOAA Weather Radio

  Back on November 17, 2010 we reviewed in detail the way a radio works that is capable of receiving weather alert and all hazards broadcasts from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Now that winter is finally beginning … Continue reading

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Aren’t You Annoyed by All These Google Ad Words That Mean Almost the Same Thing?

  If you’re not, I AM!!!! Emergency Kit, Emergency Go Kit.  Why no “Emergency Stay in One Place Kit”? Really! There are only a few things we need to do in any emergency Stay safe at home, school or office, … Continue reading

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Emergency Kit for Home / Home Emergency Kit – Something New or Different?

  Again, semantics.  The marketeers strike again! Confusion reigns so long as we think things are different because they have a different name.  An emergency kit for home is really the same as a disaster kit for home, we we … Continue reading

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