Have you turned on the news lately? Apparently, the world is a bit... messy right now. That's why I think Dave Powell is quite brilliant to suggest creating a personal or family disaster plan as this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration theme!
So if you don't know what to write about this wee, consider making a Hub or two about preparing for different disasters- floods, power outages, storms, fires, earthquakes, riots, etc...
If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:
1) Click here to visit this week's topic.
2) Click the green button "answer this question".
3) Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
4) Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
5) Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
6) After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.
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I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's guides. I bet putting the Hubs together will be a nice opportunity to evaluate one's emergency plans, too! Thanks for the great suggestion, Dave Powell!
I hope hubpages will do something with the spammer here. Why don't you just create a hub where you can post all your links than spamming in a useful discussion like this one? HUH?
Thanks dredcuan. The spammy posts have been deleted. Be sure to flag spam whenever you see it- that makes it easier for moderators to catch it and take it down
Thanks for your nice comments Simone... and I've loved peoples' responses! And I finally just finished my OWN contribution, at:
http://davepowell.hubpages.com/hub/Comm … ster-Needs
Hope you enjoy it. And if you do, remember... as with any hubs you like... please vote up!
Communication is a key aspect to be aware of should mother nature throw a fit. Love the Apple App chart! Thanks Dave, great stuff!
Yeah, what a great topic! I hadn't before considered all these alternative means of communication- I had just assumed that all communication would be impossible were a bad enough disaster to hit. Thanks for pointing these out!
Already wrote a hub on emergency kits...look forward to reading these hubs.
I also wrote two on power outages and one on what to take when you evacuate. I think it is a good subject, too. I will read.
What an awesome topic Simone. I look forwad to reading all of the great hubs.
Bah... I created a Hub, but not through the Answer This Question link. Any way to attach my Hub to the question?
Here's the Hub: http://mccordrm.hubpages.com/hub/How-to … er-strikes
It's a short article on how to best prepare (generalized)for disasters.
Oh, bummer! Well, no worries. At least you've shared the link with us here! Most of the folks following the question are following this forum thread at any rate.
Thanks for sharing the good advice though!
Found the zombie thing pretty funny, but as you point out, a good plan! Enjoyed this hub.
As a Californian, Earthquakes scare the h*ll out of me. I regularly read about safety measures surrounding such natural events. Decide for yourself if this controversial earthquake survival technique will or will not work for you and your family.
Happy Hubbing Everyone!
I wouldn't call that technique controversial at all! I'm so glad you introduced me to it via your Hub!!! I'm going to tell everyone about it.
Hahaa, I'm seriously glad we have this weekly topic, or else I'd still be standing in doorways when earthquakes roll around, hehee!
In light of what had happened in the UK recently I was thinking what the most important things I would want to save if my house was hit by a fire and so my hub is about this:
http://azure11.hubpages.com/hub/How-To- … rom-a-Fire
Most helpful, this is! I'm glad to know I'm already doing all the things you've suggested
I was shocked at the house fire stats you offer, wow! I am going to start using a couple of your tips, thanks for sharing.
Great topic. I would like to add that we not forget our pets in a disaster. Here is a hub to help them if the unthinkable happens.
http://drgriz.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-M … s-and-Cats
Dr. Griz, I love this hub! Can't wait to get my own pet first aid emergency kit together. Thanks a bunch for offering your wisdom to us.
Ditto! This Hub is so useful!!
Might I suggest adding some Amazon capsules in of products you'd recommend? I'm not familiar with a lot of the stuff you've described, so I think they'd help a lot.
One way you can get them to float right next to the bullet on that particular item is to put that bullet (and the bullets following) in a new text capsule, but without a header, then float the Amazon capsule to the right. It doesn't LOOK like your text is in a new capsule, but that way you can get the Amazon capsule in just the right spot.
This is a hub I wrote a couple of months ago on Tornadoes. A few weeks after I wrote this piece, a series of 8 tornadoes hit a small community. My sister-in-law had one a mile from her house. My sister had one that missed her house by three miles. It took out a farm house, outbuildings, and 2 combines. My husband took pictures, but we were unable to upload them. As I write this, there is a tornado that went through parts of Nebraska tonight.
http://tlpoague.hubpages.com/hub/Tornad … e-prepared
I found this hub to be an outstanding lesson in tornado awareness and well worth the read. I particularly enjoyed your video's on how a tornado forms. Very informative, thanks.
What a great Hub! The original videos and photos you've added really drive everything home. I'm glad you shared it here!
I wrote this mainly on Tornado preparedness. It is important in our area as we live a mere 8 miles from the EF5 that hit Joplin, Missouri. However, yesterday afternoon, my daughter's home caught on fire and was seriously damaged. It happened at noon and only my son-in-law and the two youngest were home. He reacted smartly and all are safe. I want to thank those who have written their hubs on fire safety. It is crucial to plan ahead for every type of disaster and to know what to do. I hope someone will benefit from some of my tips. The principals will work for any type of disaster...have your children prepared. Practice frequently. God bless.
http://prektjr-dc.hubpages.com/hub/Prep … r-Disaster
You give kids the tools they need to manage disasters in this really easy to read hub. What a special gift! My thoughts are with you and daughter, glad everyone is okay. Fire is a very frightening thing.
Oh my gosh- I'm so sorry about your daughter's home! I'm glad that everyone is OK. And I'm glad you've shared this helpful guide! I'm sure it'll benefit someone- I know *I* find it helpful, and if I'm ever in tornado country, I'll keep your tips in mind!
Fire is something I worry about al lthe time. I'm afraid my condo buildin gwill catch fire when I'm not home and my cat will frak out and hide under the futon. I have a photo of her and her name on my door to help firefighters.
K9, Thank you - It is so important for children to know what to do and what to expect. They cope so much better! Fire is VERY frightening....but all are good! God is good! Thanks for the HubHugs!
My article on this topic deals with educating yourself about likely kinds of disasters for your area and making various plans with alternates, including the family pets.
http://dzymslizzy.hubpages.com/hub/Disa … ple-Really
(and no, I've not added any Amazon links--since I live in CA and Amazon has banished me--why should I send business their way?!!)
Great compilation of survival tips. So smart to remember a hand-crank can opener! You also make disasters a little safer for our animal friends, very important points to me. Thannks for sharing your disaster preparedness tips with us.
This is indeed a fabulous compilation! I really appreciate how thorough you've been. And sorry about the Amazon situation- hopefully it won't be like that for long!
You re doing a great job fellow. Keep it up. Bless you simone
UGH!!! I did a hub about a year ago on hurricane preparedness. Oh, well...maybe I can come up with something else, as well...
http://elayne001.hubpages.com/hub/Prepa … -An-Island
Preparing for An Emergency and Living On an Island
You re doing a great job fellow. Keep it up. Bless you simone
Thanks so much for your lovely comments Simone and lapss321!
This was such a fabulous topic. Thanks again Dave Powell for thinking of it!
This week, we've got a contest-related theme. Check it out in the new WTI thread! http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/81411
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