Natural Disaster Threats

Investigating possible causes and outcomes of natural disasters.

Wildfires and Underground Shelters

Recently someone asked about the safety of staying in an underground shelter or bunker during a wildfire.  The answer is yes and no.  Okay, maybe.  There are many important things to consider. You will have to seal the entrance, air…

Sherry’s Hurricane Story

HURRICANE IVAN By Sherry Churchill  Hurricane Ivan changed me forever. My husband, Larry, and I lived in Pensacola, Florida in September of 2004. Having retired in 2002, we built a lovely brick home across the street from Perdido Bay. As…

Hurricane Season and Livestock

Hurricane season and livestock are not a well matched pair.  One of the horrid things we see during hurricanes is the loss of livestock.  There are situations where evacuating livestock is not possible but, given the nature of hurricanes, the…

Is Solar Activity Linked to Earthquakes?

The USGS tracks earthquakes and other earth events globally.  Scientists have been looking for a way to predict earthquakes.  Certainly being able to evacuate an area before such an event would save lives. Some scientists have been working on the…