Preparing for Extreme Heat

Extreme Heat InfographBy: US Federal Emergency Manager

Extreme heat is defined as a period of excessively hot weather, with higher than average temperatures for a particular region, combined with high humidity. Extreme heat events can happen anywhere in the United States. Extreme heat commonly occurs in the summer; however the main season for heat waves may vary regionally. During the past 10 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration indicate that heat waves have resulted in the highest annual average of deaths among all weather-related disasters.

The greatest risk factors for heat-related deaths are bed confinement due to medical illness, living alone, being socially isolated, and not having access to air conditioning. Continue reading

New Children’s Preparedness Book Molly Gets Prepared Now Available

Molly Gets PreparedBy: Robert Studer

Survival Central would like to announce a new children’s book on preparedness available just in time for National Preparedness Week May 1-7 2016.

Written by Robert Studer and illustrated by Lisa Studer, “Molly Gets Prepared” was designed with families in mind.  This book helps parents introduce the concept of being prepared for emergencies in a very child-friendly way. Children will relate to Molly as they learn that being prepared means they don’t have to be scared.

Molly Gets Prepared,” encourages families to build their own 72 hour emergency kit. Book includes 72 hour check list and a list of additional resources for families. Families can also visit www.MollyGetsPrepared.com for some fun printable activities for your child to enjoy while learning about preparedness. Continue reading