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7.0 earthquake, aftershocks strike Southcentral Alaska; damage reported across region
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How to Protect Yourself From California’s Unhealthy Air Quality
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How to Protect Yourself From California’s Unhealthy Air Quality

Here are some ways to stay healthy amid the smoke and smog from California’s wildfires.

How to Help Those Affected by the California Fires
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For those without much, Hurricane Michael creates hardship
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Hurricane Michael: death toll rises to 13 as rescuers search for survivors

5 days after storm, large swath of Panhandle suffering

For those without much, Hurricane Michael creates hardship

“I don’t have anybody but me, and I’ve lost everything I’ve had,” Little said. “I get enough just to pay my bills. I have $3 a month leftover.”

But she, unlike some others, has a place to stay. She doesn’t have enough savings to replace the home she’s lost and is hoping insurance covers it, but she’s bracing for a long wait. In the meantime, she with family.

“We’re lucky that we at least have a place to stay,” said her daughter-in-law, Pam Rudd, 50. “There are people walking up and down the road with backpacks and no place to go.”

'I never believed there could a be tsunami': Palu tells of survival and loss
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Tsunami warning systems: How reliable are they?

Indonesia tsunami: death toll could reach thousands, officials say
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'Dozens trapped' under collapsed hotel - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45697578

Indonesia earthquake: Huge surge in death toll - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45697553

Indonesia earthquake: 'Race against time' to reach survivors - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45697578

Indonesia tsunami: Rescuers dig through rubble for survivors - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45696132

Indonesia tsunami: Aftershocks rock Palu day after disaster - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45693281

Indonesia tsunami death toll expected to rise, say officials – LIVE UPDATES - https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2018/sep/30/tsunami-indonesia-sulawesi-rescue-earthquake-deaths-live

New earthquake risk model could better inform disaster planning
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Hurricane Florence batters Carolinas amid warning of 'catastrophic' floods – live updates
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Follow that page for continuing updates and links(!)

Typhoon Mangkhut: five million could be hit by Philippines super storm

Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippines braces for one of the strongest in its history

Two huge storms are threatening people on opposite sides of the world. Here's how to cope...

Hurricanes and typhoons: How to survive a major storm

Note: I heard a caller to NPR's "!A" say that people can store their valuables in their dishwashers, since they are water-tight. Soon, someone else called in and said Snopes 'disproved' this idea. I say some com0promise may be useful: I myself might pack valuables into air-tight containers and/or garbage bags, THEN put them in the dishwasher, then tie the dishwasher CLOSED - and tie it DOWN. Another idea would be to do the same thing with a REFRIGERATOR - making sure to tie it down well, like to a radiator or water pipe, otherwise it will want to float away. I am just saying what I might do.

Kerala floods: death toll reaches 86 in worst monsoon in nearly a century
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Who let the snakes out – and what should you do if you find one in your bed?
cat says no

Indonesia earthquake: lack of equipment hampers rescue efforts
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Japan floods: death toll climbs to 94 after 'historic' rain and landslides
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Trapped: how survivors deal with trauma of cave ordeals
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Life as an NHS nurse in the 1970s: ‘There was a prejudice that nurses shouldn’t be educated’
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More nurse news:
Life as an NHS nurse in the 1990s: ‘Patient expectation has risen’
Five victims from Nigeria swore oaths to Josephine Iyamu during "juju" ceremonies.
UK nurse is first person convicted under modern slavery laws
'Silly' cancer nurse Debbie reunited with patient
Utah Nurse DRAGGED out of Hospital by Police 'This isn't right" - YouTube

Hurricane Maria Killed 4,645 in Puerto Rico, 70 Times Official Toll
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May 12th: International CFS / M.E. Awareness Day
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A few of the members of this community are nurses, or are studying in that area. It is good to have you here, for your willingness to help others in need. You may know that this past week has been National Nurses Week!...

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually.  Today, May 12, is National Nurses Day!  This is in honour of Florence Nightingale, ("The Lady with the Lamp"), said to be the originator of the modern nursing profession.  She was also a statistician and a relentless social welfare advocate.

Also in recognition of Florence Nightingale, who herself suffered from a baffling illness, MAY 12 IS INTERNATIONAL CFS / M.E. AWARENESS DAY...Collapse )

Meet the ‘Difficult’ Women Who Wrote Their Own Rules

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I can't think of any current LJ friends who go back earlier than glitterophelia. She became ill some years back, and then became homeless. Now she and her family are homeless again. What a tough life she has been having. If you can help her out, please try. We LJ people need to stick together.


Surviving a Chronic Disaster
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For whatever reason - and there are many - things may fall apart one day, do you know how to hold it together, for a protracted period of time?  Take, for instance, WATER.  Fresh water supply is not a simple problem.  And fresh water is increasingly threatened these days, as lakes dry or become toxic with global warming, (see w_a_r_m_i_n_g); as larger storms cause toxic flooding; as infrastructure fails, as it did in Flint; as blue algae and other pathogens choke off municipal reserves, as happened in Toledo; and as the threat of solar or weapon EMPs, or hacks, may one day take down electrical grids.

So, here are a few things you might want to know - about keeping water on store, about fermenting liquids, and other tips about surviving a chronic disaster, over the long-haul. Better safe than thirsty. Of course, you can find lots more info by searching the sites.

5 Water Storage Myths

The Time-Tested, Forgotten Way Your Ancestors Preserved Food

EMP Survival: Is Your Home Ready For The Blackout?

Which One Of These 22 Awesome Foods Do You Have in Your Stockpile?

Which Batteries Are Best for Survival Situations?

26 Practical Survival Uses for Duct Tape

How to Make Your Own Apple Sugar

How to Download and Build Your Own House

LJ rescue
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Click the top link...

In an emergency situation, every second counts.
I participate in the LJ Abuse Emergency Contact Information First Post program.
Do you? The life you save may be your own.

Illinois tornadoes - still proceeding...
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VIDEO: First look at tornado damage in Fairdale, Rochelle IL - http://abc7chicago.com/weather/video-first-look-at-tornado-damage-in-fairdale-rochelle-il/647423/

How you can help Illinois tornado victims -
ROCHELLE, Ill. — At least two tornadoes unleashed incredible destruction through north central Illinois. One person is dead, and several others are injured. Some people are also unaccounted for. Many WGN viewers have asked how they can help the victims of the severe weather that hit northern ... - http://wgntv.com/2015/04/10/how-you-can-help-illinois-tornado-victims/

Long-time LJ friend, glitterophelia, has been in hard times in the past. She suffered an illness which affects her cognition - just like me! - and also had a leg injury which put her in a freaking wheelchair. I really hurt for her!

I have sent her food, etc., in the past, despite my own poverty. She has kids.

Now, she is being forced to move. She has a, "new home," fund, but don't be confused - she is not looking for some sprawling ranch - she is on the verge of homelessness!

So - if any of you have some cash you don't REALLY need, please help at least one person, and her family. She tries as much as she can - and sells jewelry, etc., online!

Here ya go - here is her donation site - please help - http://www.gofundme.com/qabgbbc .

good as gold !
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Hi. Here's an informal post about how easy it can be to start stocking up for an emergency, even if you have very little money. Over time, you will find that the more you stock up, the more money you save. It is SO unbelievably helpful. If you can't afford to stock up on 25 pound bags of food, start with 5 pound bags, as I did through Azurestandard.com. Here are some basic, really cheap and nutritious staples that I think are great to stat off with. Sunflower seeds may save the most money, since they deter hunger. (They can be mixed w/ healthier oil+ sea-salt). Corn cannot be guaranteed to be non-GMO unless stated. (All popcorn and blue corn is currently GMO-free). Oats, cereal cannot be guaranteed to be GF unless stated. Therefore, I am offering alternate links...

5# Roasted sunflower kernels, $10.90 - (Salted, $10.90 - Raw, $8.10 - Raw, Organic, $10.70 - Farm&Fleet, 6#, $5.97)

5# Split Peas, $4.95 (Organic) - (Regular, $4.15)

5# Lentils, $3.90 - (Organic, $8.00)

5# Cornmeal, $4.50 - (Organic, $5.45)

5# Organic Popcorn, $4.95 - (1# Nacho popcorn/ taco flavoring, $7.05!)

5# Mighty Tasty Hot cereal, $7.95 - (Bob's GF, $11.45 - GF, Rolled OATS, $10.40)

1# Nutritious, Iodine-Rich Icelandic Kelp, $6.45 - (Organic, *possibly West-Coast origin?*, $3.15 )

Total Cost w/o shipping = $43.60

Shipping from AzureStandard, (541/223-5640), can be FREE if:
1 - You are on one of their many delivery routes, such as along the NW Coast.
2 - You agree or arrange to pick up your order at one of their nearby drop-off points.
3 - You create and account and make your order over $50.
(Note - fresh veggies, frozen, cold-food, are all available via these delivery routes).

I need some help.
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Two surgeries and some broken/decayed teeth have left me with many bills that I don't have money to pay. I have always given my money to help others when I have it, and now I need help myself.

I created a page at GoFundMe to help get money for my hospital and dental bills.

Could you guys help me by sharing my link?

If I can get $100 in online donations, then the site will include my page in their site search.

Here's the link: http://www.gofundme.com/HelpShel

If any of you can help with a donation, I would appreciate it.

If you can't donate, I would appreciate it if you could share my link.

A call to action!
SYRIA: World at the crisis point.Collapse )

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Just a note, prompted by the super-storm expected for the East USA: Affected people should try to stay in touch via this community, and through LJ/internet in general. Although you may have to be off the internet, please remember that you can make VOICE-POSTS, by phone, to LJ. I'm not sure if these can be made to communities, like this one. Either way, if you are affected by the impending storm, just let us know here if you need any help and if it would be useful for any of us to try to follow your public LJ posts, (in your own jnl). Take care.

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Originally posted by glitterophelia at [Signal Boost] Citizenship for Cerrina Foster? -
(Reposting and boosting from madman101 's post)

I felt the need to share this. This person is going through "statelessness." She was born to two American parents, but due to some document issues, and I guess DNA not being sufficient proof? She is not a US citizen. This affects education, health insurance, right to travel, a name, even her age. Please help by signing this petition and spread the word.

Thank you.


Cancer community.
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New community: cancernaturally

Suicide and Self-Abuse
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Suicide and Self-Abuse Hotlines & Sites

National Suicide Hotline ~ 1-800-SUICIDE
SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends) Alternative Information Line ~ 800-DONT-CUT
Domestic Violence/ Battered ~ 800-572-2782
Rape Crisis 24-Hour Hotline ~ 650-493-7273
Alcohol and Drug Helpline ~ 800-527-5344
Runaway Youth - National Hotline ~ 800-621-4000
National Council for Child Abuse and Family Violence ~ 800-222-2000
Panic Disorder Information Hotline ~ 800- 64-PANIC
Depression Awareness ~ 800-421-4211
Bulimia, Anorexia Self Help/Behavior Adaptation Support and Healing ~ 800-762-3334, 800-227-4785
Grief Recovery Institute ~ 800-445-4808

Suicide Awareness ~ http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/
SafeHaven ~ http://gabrielle.self-injury.net/
A Struggle ~ http://www.self-injury.net/
Shattered Innocents ~ http://shatShatteredInnocentsteredinnocents.com/index2.html
Equilibrium ~ http://www.selfharmony.co.uk/
Under-The-Skin ~ http://cutundertheskin.org/

Fukushima, continues...
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Shut Down Monsanto!
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A Global Day of Action - Shut Down Monsanto!

Shut Down Monsanto and the Anti-Monsanto Project are calling for global days of action to shut down Monsanto on Friday and Saturday March 16 & 17.

MADISON: http://www.facebook.com/events/393227120693324/

BLOOMINGTON: http://www.facebook.com/events/243157235761489/?context=create

INTERNATIONAL: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_25025.cfm