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Friday, February 27, 2009

National Guard plans pull-out of New Orleans despite residents concern

A good case in point of the long term effects of a major storm upon a community is this recent report of National Guard Troops planning a complete pull-out of Katrina devastated New Orleans after 3 1/2 years of occupation.

Associated Press correspondent Mary Foster files this report...

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Residents of New Orleans are concerned that New Orleans is still not ready to see National Guard troops halt security patrols in the storm-ravaged region, amid fears of a rise in violent crime.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Upcoming Hurricane Workshop can keep you from blowing away.

Along coastal South Carolina, severe weather takes on significant meaning when Hurricanes & Tropical Storms become the topic of discussion.

Left: Hurricane Hugo targets Isle of Palms SC

South Carolina is often in the cross hairs, but has been fortunate & hasn't had a major storm in quite a while.

But that cuts both ways...

Hurricane Hugo was the last major hurricane to hit South Carolina... way back in 1989. Since Hugo, coastal South Carolina has seen unchecked growth, with a literal northern invasion of folk moving south to get away from cold winters and such. The region is a potential powder keg of millions of residents who've never experienced the fury & devastation a major hurricane can bring.

Face it... if you live in South Carolina... assume yourself at ground zero if a Hugo or Katrina-sized storm heads this way...are you prepared? Prepared for weeks of no electricity? Unsafe drinking water? How about flooding, or catastrophic wind damage to your home, or where you work?

This ain't chicken-little stuff. Unfortunately, having a monster storm 12 hours from landfall is usually the time most start making a plan. Don't be one of them!

Fortunately, South Carolina has a great Disaster Management Program. The state agencies that serve as front-line, first-responders take their jobs seriously, and understand that an informed, educated public is the fundamental key to adverting disaster.

That's why the SC Hurricane Emergency Management Workshop, to be held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, March 24th. - 26th. is a valuable event to attend. Geared toward government & media types, it's also open to the public. It'll be a world of knowledge & information covering all aspects of disaster management under one roof. Sit in and listen to seminars and come away well informed.

Can't make the trip to Myrtle Beach and want to learn more? Visit the South Carolina Emergency Management website, better yet, bookmark it for later reference.

With luck, the Hurricane Season of 2009 will be a uneventful one, but considering the alternative, not being prepared is purely a sucker-bet.

Hi everyone. Oh yeah, a face made for radio... I'm Bob Hawkins, a.k.a. "Hawk", and also Ham Radio Operator "KI4HEE".

I'd like to welcome you to the South Carolina Preppers Network Blog, where being prepared is a virtue. It's the intention of this Blog to serve as a valuable information & news source, to assist you in establishing self-sufficiency, self-reliance, and independence.

Unless you've been living in a cave, or vacationing on another planet, you're probably aware that troubling times are upon us. It seems now more than ever, the ability to "live off the grid" has taken on a whole new perspective & importance. Look for this Blog to bring News & Perspectives that can help you along that path.

I'll contribute in my small way, but I also invite you to contribute as well. Join the American Preppers Network. You're not alone out there, there's others who feel the same as you, we're growing everyday. No secret handshake, no test questions, no kidding! The APN is a where you'll find information, as well where you can impart wisdom, to help yourself & others establish self-reliance in a complex world.

I'm looking forward to seeing the growth of this Blog, and hope you will too. -Hawk

Monday, February 23, 2009

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