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Hawaii Prepared – Preparedness Products on Big Island

Hawaii Prepared For those of you out there who have looked to purchase emergency preparedness items like freeze dried foods, emergency candles, first aid kits, etc. and been put off by the extraordinarily high shipping costs to the island, your … Continue reading

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What if Sandy had been a Volcano?

Watching the aftermath of Sandy, my heart goes out to all the people affected by the storm, for lost loved ones, lost homes and lost treasures. So much has been tragically wiped away. But this blog is about emergency preparedness, … Continue reading

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Tsunami Warning

As we were watching the coverage of Hurricane Sandy – a Frankenstorm, Megastorm, Superstorm hybrid of a mess converging on the East Coast, a 7.7 earthquake hit off the coast of western Canada.  After an hour or two the authorities … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Garden

In my last post I mentioned how important it is to consider food security, especially living in the middle of the ocean. Unfortunately our islands are not self-sustaining – we cannot support the population without importing food. On top of … Continue reading

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September is National Preparedness Month

In the wake of Hurricane Isaac, President Obama has declared September National Preparedness Month. It’s a good time to take another look at your family’s state of disaster readiness. If you live on Oahu, a Preparedness EXPO sponsored by FEMA, … Continue reading

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Emergency Medical Alternatives

Here we are in 2012 already. Those of you aware of the Mayan calendar (and who isn’t anymore) may be wondering about that. I am too – but being prepared this year doesn’t automatically make you someone who thinks the … Continue reading

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FEMA courses in Hilo, Kona

The Pacific Regional Disaster Preparedness Center will offer a series of FEMA certification courses from Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 11-14 , in Hilo and Kona. The sessions will be presented in the Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo (HICH) conference room … Continue reading

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