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.

  • http://www.romesticity.com rowena___.

    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.

  • http://www.romesticity.com rowena___.

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Hutchinson Mounts

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

  • http://www.facebook.com Hutchinson Mounts

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=650593341 facebook-650593341

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=650593341 Anonymous

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=650593341 facebook-650593341

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Kim Snider

    Montana

  • http://www.facebook.com Kim Snider

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Susan Guinn McDonald

    oklahoma

  • http://www.facebook.com Susan McDonald

    oklahoma

  • http://www.facebook.com Susan Guinn McDonald

    oklahoma

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Marilyn Sample Moore

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com Marilyn Sample Moore

    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! :)

  • 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! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Tracy Madsen Schwartz

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

  • http://www.facebook.com Tracy Madsen Schwartz

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Ward Kelly

    Georgia!

  • http://www.facebook.com Ward Kelly

    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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Colleen McLeon Waters

    Oklahoma

  • http://www.facebook.com Colleen McLeon Waters

    Oklahoma

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Elyjanette Ramirez-Maldonado

    Texas

  • http://www.facebook.com Ely Maldonado

    Texas

  • http://www.facebook.com Elyjanette Ramirez-Maldonado

    Texas

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Tiffany La Belle Smith

    Utah. I love the baby steps!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com Tiffany La Belle Smith

    Utah. I love the baby steps!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Carla Zielke

    chrarlotte NC

  • http://www.facebook.com Carla Zielke

    chrarlotte NC

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Brandy Lynn Fishback

    Alaska!!

  • http://www.facebook.com Brandy Lynn Fishback

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Deana Evenburg-Sharp

    Michigan

  • http://www.facebook.com Deana Evenburg-Sharp

    Michigan

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Denise Steffens Brooman

    Missouri

  • http://www.facebook.com Denise Steffens Brooman

    Missouri

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Gwen Hunter Valentino

    New Mexico

  • http://www.facebook.com Gwen Hunter Valentino

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Vickie Warren

    Nevada

  • http://www.facebook.com Vickie Warren

    Nevada

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Natalie Hill Larsen

    Utah

  • http://www.facebook.com Natalie Hill Larsen

    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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Food Storage Made Easy

    Love seeing we have readers all over!

  • http://www.facebook.com Food Storage Made Easy

    Love seeing we have readers all over!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Joshua Hooper

    Arizona not many disasters but no water :(

  • http://www.facebook.com Joshua Hooper

    Arizona not many disasters but no water :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Jilynn Poulsen Bradshaw

    Arizona

  • http://www.facebook.com Jilynn Poulsen Bradshaw

    Arizona

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Sarah Durrant

    Arizona

  • http://www.facebook.com Sarah Durrant

    Arizona

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Mercedes Riley

    Ca

  • http://www.facebook.com Mercedes Riley

    Ca

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Meredith Sanders O’Rourke

    GA

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Meredith Sanders

    GA

  • http://www.facebook.com Meredith Sanders O’Rourke

    GA

  • http://www.facebook.com Meredith Sanders

    GA

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Sandi Nicklas Richardson

    North Louisiana

  • http://www.facebook.com Sandi Nicklas Richardson

    North Louisiana

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Jeanie Bowers Johnson

    Michigan

  • http://www.facebook.com Jeanie Bowers Johnson

    Michigan

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Julia Guinter Chandler

    Texas!

  • http://www.facebook.com Julia Guinter Chandler

    Texas!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Elizabeth Golly

    Nebraska

  • http://www.facebook.com Elizabeth Golly

    Nebraska

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Lisa Fortner

    South Mississippi

  • http://www.facebook.com Lisa Fortner

    South Mississippi

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Paula Lanier

    Georgia

  • http://www.facebook.com Paula Lanier

    Georgia

  • http://www.facebook.com/ April Hill

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com April Hill

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Carla Parazine

    Arkie

  • http://www.facebook.com Carla Parazine

    Arkie

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Chisa Marie Jarvis

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

  • http://www.facebook.com Chisa Marie Jarvis

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Ursula Huss

    Western Washington, Wind Stormes are in my area too

  • http://www.facebook.com Anonymous

    Western Washington, Wind Stormes are in my area too

  • http://www.facebook.com Ursula Huss

    Western Washington, Wind Stormes are in my area too

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Carol Harvey Larsen

    Eastern Washington

  • http://www.facebook.com Carol Harvey Larsen

    Eastern Washington

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Sommer Ritter

    Califorina

  • http://www.facebook.com Sommer Ritter

    Califorina

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Leah Adams Sharp

    Louisiana

  • http://www.facebook.com Leah Adams Sharp

    Louisiana

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Dalpha Perrin Ellis

    Alaska

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=891810530 Dalpha Joyce Perrin Ellis

    Alaska

  • http://www.facebook.com Dalpha Perrin Ellis

    Alaska

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Kathy Karren

    Southern Arizona

  • http://www.facebook.com Kathy Karren

    Southern Arizona

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Mickey Hipp

    Arkansas

  • http://www.facebook.com Mickey Hipp

    Arkansas

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Jeanette Festervand Parsons

    Coastal Texas

  • http://www.facebook.com Jeanette Festervand Parsons

    Coastal Texas

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Laurie Burt Jones

    Ohio

  • http://www.facebook.com Laurie Burt Jones

    Ohio

  • http://www.facebook.com/ AnneMarie Cleary Mullan

    Ireland !!

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=777373453 Anne Marie Mullan

    Ireland !!

  • http://www.facebook.com AnneMarie Cleary Mullan

    Ireland !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Cathy Hardy-Hardilek

    Houston, Texas

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Cathy Hardilek

    Houston, Texas

  • http://www.facebook.com Cathy Hardy-Hardilek

    Houston, Texas

  • http://www.facebook.com Cathy Hardilek

    Houston, Texas

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Shannon Curle Liska

    Alberta, Canada!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com Shannon Curle Liska

    Alberta, Canada!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Carol Radtke

    Minnesota

  • http://www.facebook.com Carol Radtke

    Minnesota

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Jennifer Walter Lanham

    Alabama

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Tami Coles Hansen

    Idaho!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com Jennifer Walter Lanham

    Alabama

  • http://www.facebook.com Tami Coles Hansen

    Idaho!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Anonymous

    IL

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Anne Meisenheimer

    IL

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Donna Marie Chapin

    KY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Carli Jones

    UT

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Misy Waldrup

    ARKANSAS!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com Anonymous

    IL

  • http://www.facebook.com Anne Meisenheimer

    IL

  • http://www.facebook.com Donna Marie Chapin

    KY.

  • http://www.facebook.com Carli Jones

    UT

  • http://www.facebook.com Misy Waldrup

    ARKANSAS!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Angela Etue Tomlinson

    NC

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Courtney Jamison

    Florida – home of natural disasters!

  • http://www.facebook.com Angela Etue Tomlinson

    NC

  • http://www.facebook.com Courtney Jamison

    Florida – home of natural disasters!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Laura McMullin

    washington state

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Samantha Miller Arntsen

    ID

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Melanie Olsen Abshire

    MO

  • http://www.facebook.com Laura McMullin

    washington state

  • http://www.facebook.com Samantha Miller Arntsen

    ID

  • http://www.facebook.com Melanie Olsen Abshire

    MO

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Tracye Gano

    TX

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Lizabeth Warren

    central TX

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Linda Mapes Tilton

    DENIAL — oh wait… I meant WA ~smile~

  • http://www.facebook.com Tracye Gano

    TX

  • http://www.facebook.com Lizabeth Warren

    central TX

  • http://www.facebook.com Linda Mapes Tilton

    DENIAL — oh wait… I meant WA ~smile~

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Rowena McCarty Russell

    Washington

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Kat McMullin Ashcroft

    AZ

  • http://www.facebook.com Rowena McCarty Russell

    Washington

  • http://www.facebook.com Kat McMullin Ashcroft

    AZ

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Tacy Melvin

    CO

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Tacy Anne Melvin

    CO

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Kaytee Sumida

    California (southern)

  • http://www.facebook.com Tacy Melvin

    CO

  • http://www.facebook.com Tacy Anne Melvin

    CO

  • http://www.facebook.com Kaytee Sumida

    California (southern)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Rebecca Boulware

    NM

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Robert White

    Indiana

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Karolynn Kiefer McMurray

    I live in Las Vegas

  • http://www.facebook.com Rebecca Boulware

    NM

  • http://www.facebook.com Robert White

    Indiana

  • http://www.facebook.com Karolynn Kiefer McMurray

    I live in Las Vegas