Sunday, March 17, 2013

Scouting For Food 2013

Please Support
Scouting For Food
Saturday, March 23, 2013

Fill any bag with:
Soup Beef Stew Chili Peanut Butter
Boxed Meals Canned Fish Canned Meats
Canned Fruits Canned Vegetables
We accept commercially packaged, non-perishable food items.
Products low in sodium/sugar/corn syrup are appreciated.
(Please no glass or perishable food items)

Place your food outside your front door for
Boy Scout pick-ups beginning at
9:00 a.m. on March 23, 2013.

Scouting For Food Drive benefits Utah Food Bank,
regional food banks and emergency food pantries across the state.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

New York recovery from Hurricane Sandy: By the Numbers

Interesting posting of "The Numbers" on Hurricane Sandy's affect on New York...see below"

Release date: MARCH 15, 2013
Release Number: NR-189

NEW YORK — Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy:

  • $2.95 billion in National Flood Insurance Program payments made to policy holders
  • More than $928.5 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households
    • Nearly $800.4 million for housing assistance
    • More than $128.1 million for other needs
  • Nearly $1.25 billion in SBA disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
  • Nearly $738 million approved in FEMA Public Assistance grants to communities and some nonprofit organizations that serve the public
  • 5.3 million cubic yards of debris removed (95 percent)
  • 269,923 people contacted FEMA for help or information
  • 181,582 housing inspections completed
  • 169,859 visits to Disaster Recovery Centers
  • More than 500 voluntary agencies involved in recovery
Individuals can register with FEMA online at or via smartphone or tablet at Applicants may also call 800-621-3362 (Voice, 7-1-1/Relay) or TTY 800-462-7585.  The toll-free telephone numbers operate 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT, seven days a week.

How To Store Fuel Properly

Fuel is one of the most important things that you can use in an emergency. Whether it powers a car, generator, or stove; you’ll need to make sure that your fuel is ready for when you need it.

Handle all fuels with care. Remember that all of these could light at a moment’s notice.

Check out the article at link below:

Thursday, March 7, 2013

See The Sport Solar Oven In Action

Make Delicious Meals and Baked Goods 
without Electricity or Fuel!

You might be surprised to learn that you don’t need electricity or fuel to make hearty, healthy meals. With the Sport Solar Oven you can do just that, plus make baked goods ranging from healthy whole wheat bread to the not-so-healthy-but-oh-so-good treats you love (like my favorite, a nice batch of warm, fudgy brownies).

Learn how to put the power of the sun to its best use—feeding you and your family! Emergency Essentials is holding live demonstrations of the Sport Solar Oven at each of our Utah store locations every Saturday afternoon in March.

Come get free food samples and see how easy it is 
to use the Sport Solar Oven.

Demo Details (weather permitting)
Saturday, March 9th – 3:00 p.m. – all retail locations
Saturday, March 16th – 3:00 p.m. – all retail locations
Saturday, March 23rd – 3:00 p.m. – all retail locations
Saturday, March 30th – 3:00 p.m. – all retail locations

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Participate in National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Release date: MARCH 1, 2013
Release Number: R6-13-021
DENTON, Texas – Severe weather season is here. This is a perfect time of year to “Be a Force of Nature” and get ready for any type of disaster.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is excited to team up with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to help spread the word about preparedness during National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which runs from March 3 – 9. It’s a nationwide effort designed to increase awareness about the severe weather that affects individuals, families and communities.

“Each year, many people are killed or seriously injured by tornadoes and other types of severe weather, despite advance warning. Last year, there were more than 450 weather-related deaths and nearly 2,600 injuries,” said FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Robinson. “We are encouraging people to take simple steps to ensure they and their families are ready for any type of disaster.”

These steps include:

  •  Knowing Your Risk: Understand the type of hazardous weather situations that can affect where you live and work. Check the weather forecast regularly; obtain a NOAA weather radio; and sign up for localized alerts from emergency management officials.
  • Take Action: Pledge to prepare at This includes developing a family communication plan; putting an emergency kit together; staying informed by listening to your local officials; and getting involved.
  • Be An Example: Once you have taken action and pledged to prepare, share your story with your family and friends. Create a YouTube video, post your story on Facebook, comment on a blog or send a tweet.

More preparedness information and ideas can be found at, or the Spanish-language site
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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