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Virginia Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Prepping Fatigue?

September 22, 2017 founderant 0

Prepping is still strong, but the terms people use are changing. Emergency preparedness is what most people will say their into now. It’s doesn’t have the stigma of the Doomesday Prepper show stuck to it even though they mean the same thing. What is a Prepper? A person who prepares ahead of time for disasters.

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:42 am


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Virginia Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Prepping Fatigue?

September 22, 2017 founderant 0

Prepping is still strong, but the terms people use are changing. Emergency preparedness is what most people will say their into now. It’s doesn’t have the stigma of the Doomesday Prepper show stuck to it even though they mean the same thing. What is a Prepper? A person who prepares ahead of time for disasters.

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:42 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma relief websites

September 13, 2017 founderant 0

The relief trucks driving through neighborhoods do provide a service , but they can not reach everyone. Having supply stations that people can drive to are nessaary to fill the void, but useless if people can not find them.

You will definitely need to limit what people can take at one time to limit your loss to scammers, but not listing the locations is not the answer.

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:01 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma relief websites

September 13, 2017 founderant 0

The relief trucks driving through neighborhoods do provide a service , but they can not reach everyone. Having supply stations that people can drive to are nessaary to fill the void, but useless if people can not find them.

You will definitely need to limit what people can take at one time to limit your loss to scammers, but not listing the locations is not the answer.

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:01 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma relief websites

September 12, 2017 founderant 0

Thanks for the info. Floridadisaster.org is the states information website, but I feel like it hits you with information overload and does not do a good job of providing basic water and food information for victims

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:34 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma relief websites

September 12, 2017 founderant 0

Thanks for the info. Floridadisaster.org is the states information website, but I feel like it hits you with information overload and does not do a good job of providing basic water and food information for victims

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:34 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Irma relief websites

September 12, 2017 founderant 0

Decided to go to Floridadisaster.org, Red Cross, and Salvation Army websites to see where people could pick up donated water and food. The fist thing on their home page talked about how great they were and where to donate.

You would think that the first thing you would see is a map of the locations where you could get donated water and food.

I’m not saying it’s not on their websites, but if it is, it’s hard to find. Note to website admins: you can do better.

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:24 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Irma relief websites

September 12, 2017 founderant 0

Decided to go to Floridadisaster.org, Red Cross, and Salvation Army websites to see where people could pick up donated water and food. The fist thing on their home page talked about how great they were and where to donate.

You would think that the first thing you would see is a map of the locations where you could get donated water and food.

I’m not saying it’s not on their websites, but if it is, it’s hard to find. Note to website admins: you can do better.

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:24 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma’s evac zones

September 12, 2017 founderant 0

I’m not against spotters or reporters being in the evac zones. spotter and chaser videos have given the public real time information at risk to themselves and I do appreciate that.

What I do not like is the over dramazation of the event by reporters screaming “get out or die” and then playing around in the storm for ratings. This is giving people a false sense of security, making people less likely to evacuate in the future.

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:38 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma’s evac zones

September 12, 2017 founderant 0

I’m not against spotters or reporters being in the evac zones. spotter and chaser videos have given the public real time information at risk to themselves and I do appreciate that.

What I do not like is the over dramazation of the event by reporters screaming “get out or die” and then playing around in the storm for ratings. This is giving people a false sense of security, making people less likely to evacuate in the future.

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:38 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma’s evac zones

September 12, 2017 founderant 0

I’m not against spotters or reporters being in the evac zones. spotter and chaser videos have given the public real time information at risk to themselves and I do appreciate that.

What I do not like is the over dramazation of the event by reporters screaming “get out or die” and then playing around in the storm for ratings. This is giving people a false sense of security, making people less likely to evacuate in the future.

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:38 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Looting

September 11, 2017 founderant 0

Wow! Spokesman for lee county just said on national TV when asked by a reporter if they would be going to calls for looting and he said no. He hopes people will respect the curfew. I’m sure the looters will do as he ask, now that they know the police will not be there to stop them.

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:40 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Looting

September 11, 2017 founderant 0

Wow! Spokesman for lee county just said on national TV when asked by a reporter if they would be going to calls for looting and he said no. He hopes people will respect the curfew. I’m sure the looters will do as he ask, now that they know the police will not be there to stop them.

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:40 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Irma’s evac zones

September 11, 2017 founderant 0

Apparently the only people that should not be in the evac zones are the people who live there, because the reporters and storm chasers are having a good ole time standing in the wind waiting for something to hit them. Standing by the water waiting to play in the storm surge, and laughing from the balconies of their hotels. Meanwhile, storm chasers speed from place to place in their little cars never to be swamped. Good times had by all :)

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:32 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Irma – Another day, another track

September 9, 2017 founderant 0

I’ve watched the news everyday fearfully tell their viewers each day about the track and what people should do, saying, “this is it folks.”

The next day they do the same with a new track, and the next day another.

They know no more than you do, a live radar feed is your best friend. Your own common sense is your best advisor.

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:29 am


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A.N.T.S. • Irma – Another day, another track

September 9, 2017 founderant 0

I’ve watched the news everyday fearfully tell their viewers each day about the track and what people should do, saying, “this is it folks.”

The next day they do the same with a new track, and the next day another.

They know no more than you do, a live radar feed is your best friend. Your own common sense is your best advisor.

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:29 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 13, 2017 founderant 0

A lot of parents and kids will find pleasure in reconnecting to each other after they are forced to leave their online lives behind.

There was a reality show years ago that had several groups of people live on the prairie for 6 months, homesteading like they did back in the day. Near the end one kid was asked what he would miss most when the show was over and they went back home. His answer, “spending time with my dad.”

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:58 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 13, 2017 founderant 0

A lot of parents and kids will find pleasure in reconnecting to each other after they are forced to leave their online lives behind.

There was a reality show years ago that had several groups of people live on the prairie for 6 months, homesteading like they did back in the day. Near the end one kid was asked what he would miss most when the show was over and they went back home. His answer, “spending time with my dad.”

Statistics: Posted by founderant — Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:58 am