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New Orelans underwater after Hurricane Katrina

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Throwback Thursday: Hurricane Katrina — Learning the Lessons of the Past

Ten years ago today, America’s costliest and one of the most deadly hurricanes hit the Southern Coast. It took nearly 2,000 lives, hundreds of thousands of homes and did over a hundred billion dollars in damages. We learned a lot from Hurricane Katrina. We saw the worst in people and the best in people. Most importantly, we learned the importance of preparedness. This article lists the top articles on preparing and surviving hurricanes and floods that we have written over the years.

Satellite picture of a hurricane

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Hurricane Preparedness Checklist: Katrina—Years Later

Nine years ago today, the third worst hurricane in Untied States history displaced hundreds of thousands, killed 2,000 and did billions in dollars worth of damage. That hurricane was Hurricane Katrina and it changed the city of New Orleans and its people forever. We are smack dab in the middle of hurricane season and on the even of National Preparedness Month. On this ninth anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina, as we take a moment to reflect, I hope that you vow to yourself to prepare your family and your neighbors for any disaster. This hurricane preparedness guide provides a preparedness checklist of everything you need to add to your disaster kit.

Tornado in Oklahoma

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Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 5-11 2017

March 1-7 is NOAA’s National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. We are used to National Severe Weather Awareness Week, but the change in language reflects what NOAA, FEMA and Ready.gov plan for this year. They are encouraging all Americans to not only be knowledgeable about what weather events to expect in their area, but fully prepare for weather disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires and tornados. The Shooter’s Log has written plenty of articles to help prepare you for any natural disaster than could hit. This week, read these top eight severe weather preparedness posts and learn how to help your family weather the storms.

Bug Out Bag Checklist

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Spring Storms Bug-Out Bag Check List

While some of you may still be shoveling snow, other parts of the country are experiencing damaging and fatal floods and tornadoes. Spring has definitely sprung and with that comes not only weird, but also severe weather patterns. Long-range weather forecasters, as reported from Accuweather.com predict a worse storm season this year than we experienced in 2012 with “above-normal amount of tornadoes this season.” Whether you live in Denver and are dealing with late-season snowstorms, or in humid Houston with threats of floods, your spring bug-out bag needs to include three days worth of essentials that will carry you through power outages and utility loss.

Picture shows a wildfire burning the background, with two deer standing in a body of water.

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Surviving a Wildfire

As of May 21, 2014, 485,181 acres have already burned due to forest fires. Unfortunately, the U.S. isn’t even in peak wildfire season yet. Learn how to protect your home and your family by reading this guide. It will tell you how to prepare beforehand, how to create a safe zone around you home, what to do if you have to stay and defend, and what to do after the fire.

The true meaning of camping.

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The Essential Summer Survival Guide

One of our favorite things at Cheaper Than Dirt! is helping people. Be it guiding you in purchasing your first handgun, providing our expert opinion on what optics are best for your AR-15 or prepping you for any form of disaster, we want you to make the best decision for you and your family. Summer is a time many of us look forward to—camping, fishing, hiking, barbecues and all other forms out of outdoor activities. However, being outdoors means more chances of injury and accidents. Read our essential guide to surviving the summer for all you need to know on how to get through the summer unscathed.

Snow fall in Stratfor, Connecticut

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Prepare for Winter Storm Juno

Historic winter storm to hit New England! In what is predicted as quite possibly one of the third worst winter storms to hit New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is encouraging all New Yorkers to stay home on Monday and anticipates transportation and school closings on Tuesday. Much of New England is under a blizzard warning, while a large part of the East Coast is under a severe winter weather warning. Prepare for power outages and extremely dangerous driving conditions with the Shooter’s Log winter weather preparedness guide.

Two men crossing the street during a blizzard.

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Winter is Coming Early—Don’t Get Caught Unprepared

Possible record lows and snowfall are predicted this week due to the remnants of Typhoon Nuri. Winter is coming early this year and will catch many people off guard. There is still a chance to prepare for the below average temperatures and the several winter storms hitting the lower 48 states this November. Prepare now for the winter months by reading The Shooter’s Log.