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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 13, 2017 Blondie 0

My experience is that if you put up a website directng people to free food & water give aways, people from 5 states away will show up swearing they were in the hurricane area.

People’s generosity to give during these episodes is often outpaced by other’s greed.

“Got some ID”? “Oh uh no we lost it in the flood”! “

There are FEMA & Salvation Army trucks in the area no doubt.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:38 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma relief websites

September 13, 2017 Blondie 0

My experience is that if you put up a website directng people to free food & water give aways, people from 5 states away will show up swearing they were in the hurricane area.

People’s generosity to give during these episodes is often outpaced by other’s greed.

“Got some ID”? “Oh uh no we lost it in the flood”! “

There are FEMA & Salvation Army trucks in the area no doubt.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:38 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Looting

September 12, 2017 mizery0317 0

What made me skin crawl was the thought of being a tourist over there and having to deal with that in a foreign country.

Statistics: Posted by mizery0317 — Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:01 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Looting

September 12, 2017 mizery0317 0

What made me skin crawl was the thought of being a tourist over there and having to deal with that in a foreign country.

Statistics: Posted by mizery0317 — Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:01 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. • Re: Irma relief websites

September 12, 2017 ajax727 0

It seems they are more interested in getting money than helping people .
Yes they do some good but they like to have very high paid leadership .
Your local church should be able to locate other churches in the area and what is sent would go directly to the people that need help , without sucking up the goods and money sent . Side note a small church not the big money hungry ones .

Statistics: Posted by ajax727 — Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:31 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma relief websites

September 12, 2017 ajax727 0

It seems they are more interested in getting money than helping people .
Yes they do some good but they like to have very high paid leadership .
Your local church should be able to locate other churches in the area and what is sent would go directly to the people that need help , without sucking up the goods and money sent . Side note a small church not the big money hungry ones .

Statistics: Posted by ajax727 — Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:31 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma relief websites

September 12, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

I don’t know what floridadisaster.org is, but the Red Cross and Salvation Army are horrible charities when it comes to the amount of actual dollars donated actually reaching recipients..

Hers a list of very high rated charities that put the money where its needed well.

Rank / Charity / Overall Score
1 Direct Relief 100.00
2 MAP International 100.00
3 The Conservation Fund 98.23
4 The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International 97.87
5 The Carter Center 97.87
6 Doctors Without Borders, USA 97.23
7 Americares 97.23
8 National Council of YMCAs of the USA 97.17
9 Patient Services Incorporated 97.17
10 Catholic Medical Mission Board 96.83

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:27 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma relief websites

September 12, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

I don’t know what floridadisaster.org is, but the Red Cross and Salvation Army are horrible charities when it comes to the amount of actual dollars donated actually reaching recipients..

Hers a list of very high rated charities that put the money where its needed well.

Rank / Charity / Overall Score
1 Direct Relief 100.00
2 MAP International 100.00
3 The Conservation Fund 98.23
4 The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International 97.87
5 The Carter Center 97.87
6 Doctors Without Borders, USA 97.23
7 Americares 97.23
8 National Council of YMCAs of the USA 97.17
9 Patient Services Incorporated 97.17
10 Catholic Medical Mission Board 96.83

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:27 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. • Re: Irma – Another day, another track

September 12, 2017 Cadit 0

Hey: I’m a storm spotter and was a chaser in Texas. Somebody has got to do it? No you’re right, that was back in the days when I would seek one thrill after another, not now, I woke up. I’ve reported on four (4) Hurricanes and many tornados. That was then, weather wasn’t so crazy like todays. A spotter is a low profile field, a lot safer. :drool:

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:12 pm


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

September 12, 2017 Cadit 0

Hey: I’m a storm spotter and was a chaser in Texas. Somebody has got to do it? No you’re right, that was back in the days when I would seek one thrill after another, not now, I woke up. I’ve reported on four (4) Hurricanes and many tornados. That was then, weather wasn’t so crazy like todays. A spotter is a low profile field, a lot safer. :drool:

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:12 pm


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

September 12, 2017 Cadit 0

Hey: I’m a storm spotter and was a chaser in Texas. Somebody has got to do it? No you’re right, that was back in the days when I would seek one thrill after another, not now, I woke up. I’ve reported on four (4) Hurricanes and many tornados. That was then, weather wasn’t so crazy like todays. A spotter is a low profile field, a lot safer. :drool:

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:12 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma’s evac zones

September 12, 2017 Cadit 0

Hey: I’m a storm spotter and was a chaser in Texas. Somebody has got to do it? No you’re right, that was back in the days when I would seek one thrill after another, not now, I woke up. I’ve reported on four (4) Hurricanes and many tornados. That was then, weather wasn’t so crazy like todays. A spotter is a low profile field, a lot safer.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:08 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma’s evac zones

September 12, 2017 Cadit 0

Hey: I’m a storm spotter and was a chaser in Texas. Somebody has got to do it? No you’re right, that was back in the days when I would seek one thrill after another, not now, I woke up. I’ve reported on four (4) Hurricanes and many tornados. That was then, weather wasn’t so crazy like todays. A spotter is a low profile field, a lot safer.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:08 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Where do you Draw the Line on Providing for the Family

September 12, 2017 Cadit 0

Again; these are some very good comments. I remember things my dad always said, and I live my them. My kids know this and know that if they aren’t helping them selves, don’t come knocking on my door. I know that may sound hard but hard it what life’s about.

My dad would say; a man is only as good as his word, if his word is no good, the man is no good. Also he always said: I help those who are helping themselves. He didn’t mean stealing, looting or begging.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:54 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Where do you Draw the Line on Providing for the Family

September 12, 2017 Cadit 0

Again; these are some very good comments. I remember things my dad always said, and I live my them. My kids know this and know that if they aren’t helping them selves, don’t come knocking on my door. I know that may sound hard but hard it what life’s about.

My dad would say; a man is only as good as his word, if his word is no good, the man is no good. Also he always said: I help those who are helping themselves. He didn’t mean stealing, looting or begging.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:54 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Where do you Draw the Line on Providing for the Family

September 12, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
pilgrimtr wrote:
after hurricane Ivan in 2004. I came home from the fire department after being on duty for 72 hours straight. only to find my wife family had move in. you see I bought a 20 KW generator three days before the storm hit and they know it. so we had 14 adults three babes. and seven dogs. power was out for fourteen days. since then I’ve watched this same people buy boats, cars, and all kinds of “toys”. but not one them have prepped for hard times. so when Irma came through I told my wife if we get hit and lose power this time, we are not an evacuation center for the unprepared. I will lock the gate and they will not come in. we are debt free and have a store for gas, diesel, food , water. Because we prepared. And I am not a welfare compound. pilgrim :x:gunsmile:

now throw in a different scenario where the food & water didn’t come back in a few days – and the power never does …. how do you throw out relatives that are diminishing your family’s survival goods by 4X the planned rate …

OPSEC – it needs to be maintained the very best possible even during a natural disaster – once the secret is out – it can’t be put back in the box …

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:48 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Where do you Draw the Line on Providing for the Family

September 12, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
pilgrimtr wrote:
after hurricane Ivan in 2004. I came home from the fire department after being on duty for 72 hours straight. only to find my wife family had move in. you see I bought a 20 KW generator three days before the storm hit and they know it. so we had 14 adults three babes. and seven dogs. power was out for fourteen days. since then I’ve watched this same people buy boats, cars, and all kinds of “toys”. but not one them have prepped for hard times. so when Irma came through I told my wife if we get hit and lose power this time, we are not an evacuation center for the unprepared. I will lock the gate and they will not come in. we are debt free and have a store for gas, diesel, food , water. Because we prepared. And I am not a welfare compound. pilgrim :x:gunsmile:

now throw in a different scenario where the food & water didn’t come back in a few days – and the power never does …. how do you throw out relatives that are diminishing your family’s survival goods by 4X the planned rate …

OPSEC – it needs to be maintained the very best possible even during a natural disaster – once the secret is out – it can’t be put back in the box …

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:48 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Where do you Draw the Line on Providing for the Family

September 12, 2017 pilgrimtr 0

after hurricane Ivan in 2004. I came home from the fire department after being on duty for 72 hours straight. only to find my wife family had move in. you see I bought a 20 KW generator three days before the storm hit and they know it. so we had 14 adults three babes. and seven dogs. power was out for fourteen days. since then I’ve watched this same people buy boats, cars, and all kinds of “toys”. but not one them have prepped for hard times. so when Irma came through I told my wife if we get hit and lose power this time, we are not an evacuation center for the unprepared. I will lock the gate and they will not come in. we are debt free and have a store for gas, diesel, food , water. Because we prepared. And I am not a welfare compound. pilgrim :x:gunsmile:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Where do you Draw the Line on Providing for the Family

September 12, 2017 pilgrimtr 0

after hurricane Ivan in 2004. I came home from the fire department after being on duty for 72 hours straight. only to find my wife family had move in. you see I bought a 20 KW generator three days before the storm hit and they know it. so we had 14 adults three babes. and seven dogs. power was out for fourteen days. since then I’ve watched this same people buy boats, cars, and all kinds of “toys”. but not one them have prepped for hard times. so when Irma came through I told my wife if we get hit and lose power this time, we are not an evacuation center for the unprepared. I will lock the gate and they will not come in. we are debt free and have a store for gas, diesel, food , water. Because we prepared. And I am not a welfare compound. pilgrim :x:gunsmile:

Statistics: Posted by pilgrimtr — Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:14 am