A member of the local Community Emergency Response Team [http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams] was at last Wednesday’s 70th Precinct Community Council meeting [/blog/crime/notes-from-junes-70th-precinct-community-council-meeting] to invite neighbors to join the FEMA program that helps equip civilians with skills to handle natural disasters, fires, and other hazardous situations.
Source: Mephell/Deviantart.comAccording to a report by YouGov.com [http://research.yougov.com/], a research and consulting organization, 64 percent of Americans are woefully unprepared for a major natural disaster, even after the events of Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, and a series of other major natural disasters smacking us
Skipper, The Professor, Gilligan, and Thurson Howell III. Source: FanpopI always thought that, if the S.S. Minnow’s shipwrecked crew had a ham radio during their three hour tour [http://youtu.be/JkceLtmyhso], instead of a dinky transistor [http://youtu.be/ZCjGgQnYXzs], maybe Maynard G. Krebs [http://en.wikipedia.
Residents of Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach and sections of Sheepshead Bay – as well as others living in Evacuation Zone A – are being ordered by city officials to evacuate to safer grounds as Hurricane Irene approaches. Along the southern tip of Brooklyn, Zone A includes all of Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach