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Ice Thickness Safety

Ice Thickness Safety: Essential Tips for Outdoor Winter Activities

Ice thickness safety is a crucial aspect to consider when engaging in winter activities such as ice fishing, ice skating, or snowmobiling. It is essential to understand the appropriate ice thickness for specific activities and the varying factors that can influence ice safety. This knowledge is vital for protecting oneself and others from potential hazards …

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How to Survive a Tsunami

You may think tsunamis are impossible to survive if you’ve seen videos of elevated tides rushing toward a shoreline filled with people. Following a massive earthquake, tumultuous, powerful water covers the shoreline and beach, overpowering bystanders and seawalls. Once you have information about the causes and signs of an impending tsunami, you won’t fear for …

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Wildfire Safety

Evacuation Tips If advised to evacuate, do so immediately. Know your evacuation route ahead of time and prepare an evacuation checklist and emergency supplies. Wear protective clothing and footwear to protect yourself from flying sparks and ashes. Before You Leave, Prepare Your House Remove combustibles, including firewood, yard waste, barbecue grill, and fuel cans from …

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Volcano Safety

Preparation Before an Eruption Learn about your community warning systems and emergency plans. Be prepared for the hazards that can accompany volcanoes:-Mudflows and flash floods-Landslides and rockfalls-Earthquakes-Ashfall and acid rain-Tsunamis Make evacuation plans.If you live in a known volcanic hazard area, plan a route out and have a backup route in mind. Develop an emergency …

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Tsunami Safety Tips: Essential Guidelines for Protection

Tsunamis are among Earth’s most infrequent, yet potentially devastating natural disasters. Understanding and preparing for these destructive events can greatly reduce their impact on coastal communities. This article aims to provide essential safety tips for individuals and families living near coastlines where tsunamis can occur. The first step in staying safe during a tsunami or …

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Snake Safety

Do not handle, play with, or disturb snakes or other wildlife. Avoid swimming in areas where snakes abound. Keep hands off rock ledges where snakes may be hiding or sunning. Look over the area before sitting down, especially if in deep grass or among rocks. If snakes are known to inhabit the area, sleep off the ground, if …

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Quicksand

Quicksand is made up mostly of four ingredients – sand, water, salt and clay. When subject to vibration, the mushy mixture can not support any weight thus, if the quicksand is disturbed (you step in it), the dense layers will begin packing tightly around the body part as you sink and become trapped. Your movements …

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Landslides and Mudslides

Landslides and mudslides are mass downhill movements of rock, earth or debris. Landslides are caused by disturbances in the natural stability of a slope. They can be caused by heavy rains, earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. Mudslides, also called Debris Flows are a common type of fast moving landslide that tends to flow in channels. Mudslides develop when …

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Hurricane Safety

A hurricane is nothing to be treated lightly. Torrential rain, cutting winds, and surges that can tear down the strongest of buildings require preparation. Review the following hurricane safety tips checklist and be prepared. It may help you and your loved ones survive a potentially deadly hurricane season. How to Prepare for the Annual Hurricane …

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Hiking Safety

Learn to use a topographic map, GPS and compass and always carry themTrust your compass. Many people get lost because they don’t believe their compass. Global Positioning Systems (GPS) units have become very affordable and can be extremely useful. However, they are only an aid to navigation and must be used along with a compass and map. Knowing your …

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Bear Safety

Do not cook or store food in or near your shelter. Hang food and anything with strong odors (toothpaste, bug repellent, soap, etc.) out of the reach of bears, if possible (at least ten feet above the ground and five feet from the tree trunk). Avoid taking odorous foods (they attract bears) and keep food smells off …

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