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By The Dispatch On Friday, October 12th, 2018
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Study: Help from family, friends, neighbors, churches key to faster recovery from natural disasters

Natural disasters are life-changers for all involved, and understanding why some communities recover faster than others can be better achieved by looking at both the social and physical networks within these communities More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Hurricane Michael becomes one of the strongest hurricanes to ever make landfall

Following Hurricane Michael’s landfall, first responders are beginning search and rescue efforts in Florida as the storm continues to move through the southeast. “Right now what we need is neighbor helping neighbor,” More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
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FEMA urges Floridians to prepare as Hurricane Michael heads towards panhandle

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center predict life-threatening storm surge and extremely high winds could occur with Hurricane Michael’s landfall. Michael is expected to be a dangerous major hurricane More...

By Guest Author On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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How to find safe water then a hurricane or bad weather knocks out facilities

The methods for implementing safe water supplies in developing countries might also apply to the Carolinas during Hurricane Florence, says a Purdue University water supply and sanitation expert. Wind, rain and flooding More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
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Hurricane Florence: Colleton County School District in South Carolina closes

Hurricane Florence photo/ NASA Colleton County School District administration has decided that schools will remain closed through Friday Sept. 14 to allow students, staff, and their families time to prepare for More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, September 10th, 2018
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Carolina coast braces for Hurricane Florence as evacuation orders go into effect, Roy Cooper issues statement

This morning Hurricane Florence’s top winds reached 115 miles (185 kilometers) per hour, strengthening to Category 3 status as it pushed westward toward the U.S. East Coast. A new update already has the storm More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, September 8th, 2017
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Hurricane Irma: Ramon Santiago’s kindness, generosity to Pam Brekke goes viral, watch the video

Certainly the horror stories and bad behavior of residents preparing or evacuating ahead of the Hurricane Irma strike in Florida are making news, but a “feel good” story should remind us all how kindness More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 7th, 2017
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Hurricane Irma Update: Florida on watch, Three more dead in Puerto Rico as one million are without power

Florida is on high alert and has ordered evacuations, while the Carolinas and Georgia have also declared emergencies as Hurricane Irma rages closer. Now three deaths have been reported in Puerto Rico with more than More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Homes vs Hurricanes

Hurricanes and tornados are one of America’s biggest problems. Not only do they put you and your family at risk, they also damage your home, wearing it down and hurting your budget. This buyers guide to installing More...

By Guest Author On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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9 Things You Should Do to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

Sure, it’s all the rage to come up with a zombie survival plan, but the likelihood of every having to put it into action is slim. Meanwhile, people in Tornado Alley or along a fault line face the very real possibility More...

By Guest Author On Monday, October 31st, 2016
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Billions in Hurricane Damage Has Homeowners Thinking Twice About Disaster Preparedness

Homes lost. Cities underwater. Thousands misplaced. The southeastern United States is still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Although coverage of the storm has been eclipsed by the events of the More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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Photo Gallery Hurricane Irene making landfall

It was five years ago today. Below is the coverage from 2011 and a few photos submitted to us, then Desk of Brian, and now a look back at Hurricane Irene. Hurricane Irene roared closer to landfall Friday evening More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, April 7th, 2016
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A Guide to Buying Air Compressors Online

Deciding which compressor to buy can be quite a challenge, especially if you are not sure of what to look for. This is understandable since there are a wide variety of air compressors available in the market. Before More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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Media Misconceptions: Why Preppers and Survivalists Are Getting a Bad Rap

The media these days loves a good smear campaign, and some people almost seem like they deserve it. Public perception of “survivalists” is generally negative, with most people believing that those who stockpile More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 15th, 2014
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Hurricane preparedness: Emergency supply kits

Hurricane season in the Atlantic began June 1st and ends November 30th each year. While the National Hurricane Center does a yeoman’s job of keeping us informed of the creation of storms in the Atlantic, More...


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