AMCs The Walking Dead returns this Sunday for its sixth season and if your anything like the shows 15.8 million viewers your um dying to see it.More
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AMC's The Walking Dead returns this Sunday for its sixth season, and if you're anything like the show's 15.8 million viewers, you're, um, dying, to see it. But if a zombie apocalypse broke out today, would you be ready? And just what essential items do you need to survive an outbreak of the living dead anyway? In an effort to promote awareness around disaster preparedness (natural and otherwise), the Centers for Disease Control put together a zombie apocalypse preparation kit that details everything you would need to have on hand in the event the living dead showed up at your front door. The practical suggestions are not much different from what the agency recommends in the event of a flood, earthquake, or other natural disaster. We took the CDC's recommendations and a few others from 'zombie expert' Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide, to price out a fairly simple emergency kit that would have you covered for almost any crisis situation.
Officials are urging residents to prepare before heavy rainfall and Hurricane Joaquin impacts the Virginia Peninsula late this week through early next week. The National Weather Service predicts the area could get several inches of rain through Saturday ahead of Joaquin's expected arrival over the weekend. The most recent update from the weather service office in Wakefield indicates it is likely the combined impact of Joaquin and a storm brewing over the coast will result in flooding. Emergency supplies: Tools to put on the list for earthquakes and more Got batteries? Good. Here's what else might come in handy when an emergency strikes: Purified Blue Can water is hermetically sealed inside a rust-proof aluminum can and boasts a shelf life of 50 years. Available by the case or pallet. One case (24 cans), $29.95 at www.safenready.net; also on Amazon. This automatic gas shut-off valve activates and shuts off your home or business' natural gas supply in the event of a 5.1 or greater earthquake. $89-$475, depending on size, at EarthquakeStore.com, plumbing supply stores and Amazon.
&As the topic of earthquake preparedness continues to get hotter each passing year without a mega quake, the items recommended for earthquake and emergency kits seem to become increasingly haute. In September of 2005, The Los Angeles Times published a list of earthquake kit materials to keep in homes, cars and at work. The list, which was 59 items long, included items ranging from food and water to fire extinguishers and tarps—all very useful items. This year, on Sept. 19, the Times again published an emergency kit list, this time including posh items such as a $30 24-pack of canned water with a 50-year shelf life, solar generators and more. In the event that the Great California Shakeout scenario's 7.8 magnitude quake actually devastated the Los Angeles area as projected, aid for many Angelenos would first come in the form of self-help.
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -With the threat of Hurricane Joaquin and other severe weather, emergency officials say everyone needs to start preparing right now. It's been raining all week and if the forecast is correct, it won't be going away any time soon. Some people like Joy Pierpont are watching Mother Nature's every move. "[I'm watching] Channel 12 and actually The Weather Station [sic] as well, and it's all up in the air right now it sounds like. I'm just going to be prayful [sic] it doesn't hit." Heavy flooding has already hit parts of the Commonwealth. At the same time, NBC12 meteorologists are tracking Hurricane Joaquin and a nor'easter. Now, emergency crews are not taking any chances.More