What State Do You Live In?

Awhile back we tackled the big question Why Do People Build Food Storages in a 5 part series. One of the main reasons, was obviously Natural Disasters. With the turmoil and devastation that is going on in Haiti right now, we are sobered to remind ourselves and our readers that being prepared for disaster is ever so important.

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This year we will be striving to learn new things about specific kinds of disasters and more about emergency preparedness skills (like the whole cooking without power, and a new and improved 72-hour kit)

We thought the best place to start was to know what could likely occur where we live. Some states are more prone to certain types of disasters then others. We remembered this AWESOME chart we wanted to share with you guys to help you get started also. Found in Making the Best of Basics (an incredible resource everyone should have) is a chart that outlines potential disasters by state. DOWNLOAD the chart by clicking on it, look up your state, and start along this journey with us of learning about different kinds of natural disasters and what you need to do in them. Thank you to James Talmage Stevens for letting us share the chart from his book with you!


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When we first started our Food Storage programs thinking about all this literally freaked us out, but since we have become more and more prepared, we are now feeling ready to learn more about and tackle some of the sticky stuff this year. If you’re just starting out, don’t get too overwhelmed, start with our checklists that help you start your program little by little!

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  • Lkcheat

    i live in ny and we have had small tornadoes

  • Bev_stevens

    Virginia. I hate to disagree with that list but we have had hail storms you would not believe.
    Had 14 broken windows and had to replace the roof and siding after tennis ball size hail beat the heck out of this poor little house. Also how do you have hurricanes and not wind storms. Isabel vibrated my front door like a kazoo for three days then it fell off because the screws in the hinges vibrated loose.

  • for TN the chart should include TORNADOES as a priority, especially for middle tennessee where our climate is such that we even have tornadoes in winter. this is the number one weather-related disaster we experience, and even though we had 500-year floods this past spring in nashville itself, we have tornadoes here regularly and even our downtown has been hit by an F3 tornado twice. tornado prep includes sheltering in place because often roads are closed due to trees and lines being down, and this means days without access to emergency personnel.

  • for TN the chart should include TORNADOES as a priority, especially for middle tennessee where our climate is such that we even have tornadoes in winter. this is the number one weather-related disaster we experience, and even though we had 500-year floods this past spring in nashville itself, we have tornadoes here regularly and even our downtown has been hit by an F3 tornado twice. tornado prep includes sheltering in place because often roads are closed due to trees and lines being down, and this means days without access to emergency personnel.

  • Why doesn't WI have the same conditions as MN? WI gets snow storms just like MN does. WI has had tornado scares.

  • Why doesn't WI have the same conditions as MN? WI gets snow storms just like MN does. WI has had tornado scares.

  • If hurricane is checked tornado should be checked too. Deaths and injuries from a hurricane are sometimes caused from a tornado striking the home during the storm.

  • If hurricane is checked tornado should be checked too. Deaths and injuries from a hurricane are sometimes caused from a tornado striking the home during the storm.

  • If hurricane is checked tornado should be checked too. Deaths and injuries from a hurricane are sometimes caused from a tornado striking the home during the storm.

  • Montana

  • Montana

  • April

    I am currently in South Carolina which has hurricanes and earthquakes. We are in the Air Force, though and our last place was Japan. There it was typhoons and earthquakes, but the biggest “disaster” in everyones memory was a shipping strike. Members of the church were glad to have some storage as the stores emptied until the ships came through. Every time there was a typhoon warning everyone would run to the store and empty the shelves of bottled water. They never could learn that they should just keep it stored.

  • April

    I am currently in South Carolina which has hurricanes and earthquakes. We are in the Air Force, though and our last place was Japan. There it was typhoons and earthquakes, but the biggest “disaster” in everyones memory was a shipping strike. Members of the church were glad to have some storage as the stores emptied until the ships came through. Every time there was a typhoon warning everyone would run to the store and empty the shelves of bottled water. They never could learn that they should just keep it stored.

  • oklahoma

  • oklahoma

  • oklahoma

  • I'd love to see your blog focus on the situation here with our own Wasatch fault–how can people here live without water for a month before it is restored? What if the quake happens in winter, middle of the night? Check the Deseret news sunday edition for the likely scenarios, especially if you live in a home older than 20 years.

  • I'd love to see your blog focus on the situation here with our own Wasatch fault–how can people here live without water for a month before it is restored? What if the quake happens in winter, middle of the night? Check the Deseret news sunday edition for the likely scenarios, especially if you live in a home older than 20 years.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah I agree this list isn’t very good. Kentucky isn’t listed under Earthquake danger. KY is sitting on part of the New Madrid fault line. It remains very active and is due for a very large quake. In a quake is 1812 it was so big that it made the Mississippi River run backwards and rang church bells in Pennsylvania. So yeah I would consider that a pretty big danger. Also winter storms wasn’t checked, KY is notorious for having at least 1 massive ice storm a year. So if I were everyone in oher states. I wouldn’t go by this chart, you know the dangers in your own states and should prepare for them accordingly. Great site as a whole though! πŸ™‚

  • Dixieland1014

    Yeah I agree this list isn't very good. Kentucky isn't listed under Earthquake danger. KY is sitting on part of the New Madrid fault line. It remains very active and is due for a very large quake. In a quake is 1812 it was so big that it made the Mississippi River run backwards and rang church bells in Pennsylvania. So yeah I would consider that a pretty big danger. Also winter storms wasn't checked, KY is notorious for having at least 1 massive ice storm a year. So if I were everyone in oher states. I wouldn't go by this chart, you know the dangers in your own states and should prepare for them accordingly. Great site as a whole though! πŸ™‚

  • South Carolina (minutes from Charlotte, NC – hi Carla Zielke! What stake are you in?)

  • South Carolina (minutes from Charlotte, NC – hi Carla Zielke! What stake are you in?)

  • Bonnie

    Washington isn’t listed as a state with tsunami danger. In fact, tsunami evacuation signs and routes are posted all along the coast of Washington and need to planned for.

  • Bonnie

    Washington isn't listed as a state with tsunami danger. In fact, tsunami evacuation signs and routes are posted all along the coast of Washington and need to planned for.

  • Georgia!

  • Georgia!

  • Anonymous

    I live in Idaho. We are in a flood plain, and have earthquake activity happening in the down deep, with possibility of having a big one one of these days.

  • Anonymous

    California – home of no storage, no space, no yard (translates to no garden), no basements, no built-in pantry, and plenty of need for being ready for an earthquake, mudslides, fires, and economic emergencies. Earthquakes are, understandably, on my mind. Maybe I should put all the heavy cans on the lowest shelves…and bolt things to the walls.

  • kathryn79

    California – home of no storage, no space, no yard (translates to no garden), no basements, no built-in pantry, and plenty of need for being ready for an earthquake, mudslides, fires, and economic emergencies. Earthquakes are, understandably, on my mind. Maybe I should put all the heavy cans on the lowest shelves…I don't want my children to be hurt by falling cans!

  • Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma

  • Texas

  • Texas

  • Texas

  • Utah. I love the baby steps!!!

  • Utah. I love the baby steps!!!

  • chrarlotte NC

  • chrarlotte NC

  • Alaska!!

  • Alaska!!

  • Karen

    The Great State of Texas isn’t marked for winter storms- and rightly so. But even in hot, humid Houston, where I now live, it’s best to be prepared for anything. Last week, we had 4 days of freezing weather- lows in the teens and highs still below freezing. Our house wasn’t prepared. We had a day without power and a couple of days with no water, because of broken pipes. But our family was prepared. We had our emergency fund to pay the plumber, emergency water and easy to prepare food. This was easier to cope with than the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, but it was another great reminder to always be prepared.

  • Michigan

  • Michigan

  • Missouri

  • Missouri

  • New Mexico

  • New Mexico

  • AnnMarie

    That’s not a very good list. I live in ME, home of 5-7 months of winter. And Winter Storms is not checked! I used to live in WI; neither winter nor wind are listed. HAH!

  • Karen

    The Great State of Texas isn't marked for winter storms- and rightly so. But even in hot, humid Houston, where I now live, it's best to be prepared for anything. Last week, we had 4 days of freezing weather- lows in the teens and highs still below freezing. Our house wasn't prepared. We had a day without power and a couple of days with no water, because of broken pipes. But our family was prepared. We had our emergency fund to pay the plumber, emergency water and easy to prepare food. This was easier to cope with than the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, but it was another great reminder to always be prepared.

  • Nevada

  • Nevada

  • Utah

  • Utah

  • AnnMarie

    That's not a very good list. I live in ME, home of 5-7 months of winter. And Winter Storms is not checked! I used to live in WI; neither winter nor wind are listed. HAH!

  • Love seeing we have readers all over!

  • Love seeing we have readers all over!

  • Arizona not many disasters but no water πŸ™

  • Arizona not many disasters but no water πŸ™

  • Arizona

  • Arizona

  • Arizona

  • Arizona

  • Ca

  • Ca

  • GA

  • GA

  • GA

  • GA

  • North Louisiana

  • North Louisiana

  • Michigan

  • Michigan

  • Texas!

  • Texas!

  • Nebraska

  • Nebraska

  • South Mississippi

  • South Mississippi

  • Georgia

  • Georgia

  • missouri. I find that chart kind of lacking in info. It doesnt have missouri checked for a winter storm but 3 years ago, a big portion of the state where I live was without power for almost 4 weeks(we didnt have it restored at our house, in the middle of a major metro area for3 weeks) due to ice.

  • missouri. I find that chart kind of lacking in info. It doesnt have missouri checked for a winter storm but 3 years ago, a big portion of the state where I live was without power for almost 4 weeks(we didnt have it restored at our house, in the middle of a major metro area for3 weeks) due to ice.

  • Arkie

  • Arkie

  • Alberta, Canada…………… it's not a state but rather a province!

  • Alberta, Canada…………… it's not a state but rather a province!

  • Western Washington, Wind Stormes are in my area too

  • Western Washington, Wind Stormes are in my area too

  • Western Washington, Wind Stormes are in my area too

  • Eastern Washington

  • Eastern Washington

  • Califorina

  • Califorina

  • Louisiana

  • Louisiana

  • Alaska

  • Alaska

  • Alaska

  • Southern Arizona

  • Southern Arizona

  • Arkansas

  • Arkansas

  • Coastal Texas

  • Coastal Texas

  • Ohio

  • Ohio

  • Ireland !!

  • Ireland !!

  • Ireland !!

  • Houston, Texas

  • Houston, Texas

  • Houston, Texas

  • Houston, Texas

  • Alberta, Canada!!!

  • Alberta, Canada!!!

  • Minnesota

  • Minnesota

  • Alabama

  • Idaho!!!

  • Alabama

  • Idaho!!!

  • IL

  • IL

  • KY.

  • UT

  • ARKANSAS!!!!

  • IL

  • IL

  • KY.

  • UT

  • ARKANSAS!!!!

  • NC

  • Florida – home of natural disasters!

  • NC

  • Florida – home of natural disasters!

  • washington state

  • ID

  • MO

  • washington state

  • ID

  • MO

  • TX

  • central TX

  • DENIAL — oh wait… I meant WA ~smile~

  • TX

  • central TX

  • DENIAL — oh wait… I meant WA ~smile~

  • Washington

  • AZ

  • Washington

  • AZ

  • CO

  • CO

  • California (southern)

  • CO

  • CO

  • California (southern)

  • NM

  • Indiana

  • I live in Las Vegas

  • NM

  • Indiana

  • I live in Las Vegas