5 Articles on Disaster Preparedness

If the devastating fires and hurricanes of 2017 and 2018 taught us anything, it's the importance of being prepared. While you can't predict when and where the next disaster will happen, you can do your best to be prepared for it. National Preparedness Month acknowledges our need to focus on planning, preparation and safety in case of an emergency…
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Absolutely Fireproof: The Iroquois Theater Fire of 1903

  Nearly 114 years ago, Chicago experienced the worst theater fire in U.S. history. The burning of the Iroquois Theater claimed the lives of over 600 patrons, a tragic number that even exceeds the estimated 250 lives lost in the Chicago Fire of 1871. Beautiful, lavishly designed and deemed “absolutely fireproof”, the ill-fated Iroquois Theater…
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100th Anniversary of Eastland Disaster, Deadliest Event in Chicago History

  On July 24, 1915, employees of Western Electric and their families were preparing for a day of leisure with a company picnic across Lake Michigan in Michigan City, Indiana. Before the boats could even set off from the Chicago River, however, disaster struck when the S.S. Eastland rolled over into the water. Causes likely…
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When Asteroids Attack

An asteroid to be seen by an average person with binoculars will fly close enough to Earth on Monday, January 26. Scientists say that although relatively close, it will be far enough away to pose no threat. I think we should take a moment to contemplate some titles in which the following fictional scientists said…
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September Is Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, and all around the country people are readying themselves for winter storms and all the disasters, great and small, that can turn a life upside down. While that might sound like a daunting challenge, you can make your family a lot safer in a few simple steps. Step 1: Be…
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Are You Prepared for Mayhem?

What would you do if disaster strikes? Are you prepared to survive in a tornado, flood or blizzard? Some of my favorite movies deal with these topics, and usually the main characters do not fare very well when confronted with extreme weather conditions. They always choose to ignore warning signs and are astounded when they…
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