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Safety Tips For Motorists In Emergencies...
COLD WEATHER ADVICE
FIREARM REFRESHER COURSE
Something called... Common Sense:
An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface.
Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.
If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?
If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.
If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.
Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.
What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand.
The Second Amendment is in place in case they ignore the others.
64,999,987 firearm owners killed no one yesterday.
Guns only have two enemies: Rust and Politicians.
Know guns, Know peace and safety. No guns, no peace nor safety.
You don't shoot to kill; You shoot to stay alive.
911 - government sponsored Dial a Prayer.
Assault is a behavior, not a device.
Criminals love gun control - it makes their jobs safer.
If Guns cause Crime, then Matches cause Arson.
Only a government that is afraid of it's citizens tries to control and disarm them.
You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.
Enforce the "gun control laws" in place; don't make more.
When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.
The American Revolution would never have happened with Gun Control.
We have the liberals in schools teaching Sex Education.
We have the liberals in schools teaching Drug Education.
Why not have the liberals teach Gun Education?
"....a government by the people, for the people....."
COLD WEATHER ADVICE
A) keep your faucet and tub running at a very slow drip to prevent pipes from freezing.
B) Open the cabinet doors below your sinks so warmer air can reach the pipes.
C) If your electricity fails, set candles in large glass or metal cups or on large Gglass plates for safety.
D) If the temp in your home drops below 55 - seek shelter in a warm place.
E) Great, cheap, long-lasting candle - buy a large can of Crisco and stick a wick in it. Lasts for days.
F) Alternative small room heater - buy 2 terra cotta pots, one 8", one 10". Bolt them together thru drainage holes (8" inside 10"). Put 4 tealight candles in a bread pan (terra cotta), group them together, and invert pots on top of them. Bread pan with tea lights, upside down pots suspended over top of tea lights. Builds heat up inside pots.
G) Never leave either unattended.
H) Solar generators are available for about $1500 and above depending on their power rating. Generator can be brought inside house since running it doesn't exude fumes.
I) It's important to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water during cold temperatures. Especially if you must spend any amount of time outdoors. Place a pot of water near indoor heat vents to increase the humidity within your home.
The following information is provided by NOAA
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...1991)
Everyone is potentially at risk during winter storms. The actual threat to you depends on your specific situation. Recent observations indicate the following:
Related to ice and snow:
*About 70% occur in automobiles.
*About 25% are people caught out in the storm.
*Majority are males over 40 years old.
Related to exposure to cold:
*50% are people over 60 years old.
*Over 75% are males.
*About 20% occur in the home.
Winter storms are considered deceptive killers
because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm...
*People die in traffic accidents on icy roads.
*People die of heart attacks while shoveling snow.
*People die of hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold.
The following information is provided by DEEM
(Division of Enviromental and Emergency Management...1994)
BLIZZARD (Stay in the car)
Avoid driving in severe winter storms. If you are caught in a storm and your car becomes immobilized, stay in the vehicle and await rescue. Do not attempt to walk from the car unless you can see a definite safe haven at a reasonable distance. Disorientation during blizzard conditions comes rapidly and being lost in the snow is exceedingly dangerous. Turn on the auto engine for brief periods to provide heat, but always leave a downwind window open slightly to avoid deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. Make sure the exhaust pipe is clear of snow. Exercise occasionally by clapping hands and moving around. Do not remain in one position for long, but avoid overexertion and exposure from shoveling or pushing the car. Leave the dome light on at night as a signal for rescuers. If more than one person is in the car, sleep only in shifts.
DEVELOPING EMERGENCY (Stay informed)
In times of developing emergencies such as toxic material spill, nuclear plant accident, or enemy attack, keep a radio or television on and await instructions. If evacuation is recommended, move quickly but calmly, following instructions as to route to be used, evacuation shelter to be sought, and other directions.
EARTHQUAKE (Stay in the car)
Bring the car to a halt as soon as safely possible, then remain in the car until the shaking has stopped. The car's suspension system will make the car shake violently during the quake, but it is still a safe place to be. Avoid stopping near or under buildings, overpasses and utility wires. When the quaking has stopped, proceed cautiously, avoiding bridges and other elevated structures which might have been damaged by the quake and could be damaged further by aftershocks.
EMERGENCY SUPPLIES (Keep in the car)
Cars should be equipped with supplies which could be useful in any emergency. Depending on location, climate of the area, personal requirements and other variables, the supplies in the kit might include (but are not limited to) the following:
Blanket or sleeping bag,
Booster cables and tools,
Canned fruits and nuts,
First aid kit,
Matches and candles,
Rain gear and extra clothes,
Traction mats or chains.
FLOOD (Get out of the car)
Never attempt to drive through water on a road. Water can be deeper than it appears, and water levels can rise very quickly. Most cars will float dangerously for at least a short while. A car can be buoyed by floodwaters and then swept downstream during a flood. Floodwaters also can erode roadways, and a missing section of road--even a missing bridge--will not be visible with water running over the area. Wade through floodwaters only if the water is not flowing rapidly and only in water no higher than the knees. If a car stalls in floodwater, get out quickly and move to higher ground. The floodwaters may still be rising, and the car could be swept away at any moment.
HURRICANE (Evacuate early)
Flooding can begin well before a hurricane nears land. Plan to evacuate early, and keep a full tank of gas during the hurricane season. Learn the best evacuation route before a storm forms, and make arrangements with friends or relatives inland to stay with them until the storm has passed. Never attempt to drive during a hurricane or until the all-clear is given after the storm. Flash flooding can occur after a hurricane has passed. Avoid driving on coastal and low-lying roads. Storm surge and hurricane-causing flooding are erratic and may occur with little or no warning.
SUMMER HEAT (Stay out of a parked car)
During hot weather, heat buildup in a closed or nearly closed car can occur quickly and intensely. Children and pets can die from heat stroke in a matter of minutes when left in a closed car. Never leave anyone in a parked car during periods of high summer heat.
TORNADO (Get out of the car)
A car is the least safe place to be during a tornado. When a warning is issued, do not try to leave the area by car. If you are in a car, leave it and find shelter in a building. If a tornado approaches and there are no safe structures nearby, lie flat in a ditch or other ground depression with your arms over your head.
"Listen to radio or television for the latest National Weather Service bulletins
on severe weather for the area in which you will drive"