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By  – AccuWeather

Dangerous Hurricane Matthew will bring great risk to lives and property from Haiti and Cuba to the Bahamas this week.

Matthew will continue to weave a general northward path around the large islands of the northern Caribbean through Wednesday.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Powerful Hurricane Matthew to Unleash Life-Threatening Flooding in Haiti, Cuba and Bahamas

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By Eric Leister – AccuWeather

Strong Typhoon Megi will blast Taiwan and eastern China with hazardous flooding as the latest tropical system to spin through the region.

Early Monday night, rain from Megi moved into Japan’s southernmost Ryukyu Islands and eastern Taiwan creating blustery conditions, but the most intense winds remained to the east across the Philippines Sea.

Danger to lives and property will heighten late Monday night as the typhoon takes aim at land.

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By Eric Leister – AccuWeather

Hurricane Newton will bring dangerous flooding and mudslides to parts of northern Mexico, including in popular tourist locations in Baja California, through the middle of the week.

About 14,000 tourists are in the path of Newton in Baja California Sur, Genaro Ruiz, the state tourism secretary said, according to the Associated Press.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Hurricane Newton to Unleash Dangerous Flooding on Baja California, Northern Mexico

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By Joshua KrauseReady Nutrition  

Living in a flood zone is a lot like living next to a time bomb. You have no idea when it’s going to go off. Though some areas are flooded on a routine basis, those communities tend to be more prepared for such events. The real danger lies in living in a 50 year or a 100 year flood zone. The threat is great enough that it will probably happen in your lifetime, but not so great that you can expect local authorities and the local infrastructure to handle it properly.

But regardless of where you live, if there’s any chance of water reaching your home, you’ll want to do whatever you can to prepare for that event.

Aside from fires, floods can cause the most expensive damages to your home, and that’s assuming your home isn’t completely destroyed.

Thankfully, there is a rather unique method for guarding your home from flood water. Though it’s pretty expensive, it pales in comparison to the cost of flood damages. It’s called the Aqua Dam, and it made headlines last month when Texas was being inundated with flood waters.


According to the company that makes the Aqua Dam, it’s actually cheaper per square foot that sandbags, and is far easier and faster to install in an emergency. As an added bonus, the Aqua Dam can be used for storing potable water, which can be hard to come by if a storm damages local utilities. With attributes like that, I have a feeling that this product is going to be a hot commodity among preppers in the near future.

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition: Do You Live in a Flood Zone? You’ll Want to See This

About the author:

Joshua Krause was born and raised in the Bay Area. He is a writer and researcher focused on principles of self-sufficiency and liberty at Ready Nutrition. You can follow Joshua’s work at our Facebook page or on his personal Twitter.

Joshua’s website is Strange Danger

 

By AccuWeather

As Bonnie continues to shift away from the Eastern Seaboard, there are signs of possible tropical development in the Caribbean.

A disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms is currently showing signs of development in the central Caribbean Sea, and regardless of whether it will be able to strengthen into a tropical storm, it will bring flooding downpours and rough seas to Florida early next week.

This disturbance will be picked up by steering winds which will guide the feature northeastward near the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico as the weekend comes to an close.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Florida on alert for possible Tropical Storm Colin, flooding downpours

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