Weather

72 Hour Emergency Kit

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Your DGB for today is to prepare a 72 hour kit, in case of emergency.

There have been too many natural disasters lately and DGB wants you to be prepared for the worst. Whether you plan to weather the disaster or storm in place, evacuate to a shelter, or head for the hills, you need to be prepared.

A 72 hour kit can get your through the crucial hours and days following a natural disaster, when it’s often the most difficult to get help or go out and buy supplies. It’s crucial your 72 hour kit is easy to transport and if you live in an area prone to flooding, try to get a watertight container. Follow this handy guide for your 72 hour kit and let us know if you have any other ideas to keep Grabbers safe. http://www.asecurelife.com/72-hour-kit/

Now, more than ever, it’s imperative to be prepared for a disaster. Get your 72 hour kit together and review our previous Preppers guide. You never know when it might be you needing to evacuate. https://www.dailygrabback.com/todays-grab-1/2017/8/13/things-are-fine

 

It's Getting Hot in Herre

Your DGB for today is to fight this extreme heat and spread some sweet relief.

Thanks to The Chinese Hoax, otherwise known as climate change, locations throughout our country and planet have recently suffered extremely hot temperatures, and not the Nelly kind. Arizona and the Southwest have seen record setting highs, grounding airplanes and generally making life miserable for those that live there (prompting us to ask, HOW DO THEY?!). Even if you aren’t being melted in the desert, this is a hot and nasty time of year for much of the U.S. What we would like you to do today is to help relieve the heat for your fellow sufferers.

The homeless can be hit the hardest by extreme temperatures. Please consider putting together a resource bag to pass out containing bottled water (freeze until you are ready to leave the house!), some light snacks like energy bars, fruit, and a pair or two of socks. Socks will help protect the feet from hot pavement and wick away some of the sweat. Other items like baby wipes and sunscreen are also useful.

Bone up on your heat-induced illness knowledge by checking out the signs and symptoms from the CDC here: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html

Download the CDC’s helpful heat illness first aid suggestions and post somewhere you can refer to them easily: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/UserFiles/works/pdfs/2017-128.pdf

Don’t forget that birds and other wild animals also suffer during heat waves. Keep your birdbaths and feeders on your penthouse rooftop where birds are feedin’ at the top of the Fo’ Seasons full of fresh water and food so they can stay healthy too.

 

Talk Stormy To Me

Today’s DGB is to collect some data and help fight climate change.

Do you unironically enjoy the movie Twister? Do you include local meteorologists on your list of favorite celebrities? Have you been known to watch the Weather Channel even when you have no plans to go leave the house? Well, my friend, today’s Grab is for you!

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is a non-profit organization working to collect and maintain precipitation data using a national army of volunteers. This data is used by everyone, from local teams of emergency and community officials, to the big leagues (or is it bigly…) like the National Weather Service.

CoCoRaHS provides training and you will need a high-capacity rain gauge (they have an official CoCoRaHS one), and we found a few on Amazon too.

Submit your application to become an official CoCoRaHS observer here: https://www.cocorahs.org/application.aspx