Conspiracy theories, natural disasters, catastrophic weather... Isolated incidents or the build up to something we would have never imagined in our lifetimes? It used to be if you lived on the west coast you anticipated the occasional earthquake. If you lived in the Mid West you anticipated the occasional tornado. If you lived by us in the East Coast, there really wasn't much to worry about. But Now, tornados in New York? What, why, wow?!?
There's a little gem in the Midwest people are starting to talk about as being a natural disaster on the horizon. The New Madrid Seismic Zone is a series of ancient faults cutting the Midwest and now hidden beneath the Mississippi River's thick mud. The New Madrid fault zone is six times bigger than the San Andreas fault zone in California and it covers portions of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. The biggest earthquakes in the history of the United States were caused by the New Madrid fault. We all remember feelings tremors from the 2011 Virginia earthquake, which is based on the very fault line people are beginning to grow increasing concern over. The last time this fault line had a serious seismic event was in 1811-1812. Scientists HOPED the New Madrid was settling down, instead there seems to be some evidence its building up for a event. One interesting theory is that the “oil volcano” unleashed by the BP oil spill in 2010 may have sparked renewed seismic activity in that part of the world.
There seems to be no evidence of "WHEN" something could happen. However the government recently ordered a massive stockpile of multi-person FEMA disposable coffins. Over 1 billion dollars worth. Several videos show stockpiles of coffins, acres worth of coffins lines up a few dozen high, in piles side by side stretching fields across. According to land owners, the CDC is leasing land in order to store the strangely large amounts of coffins on their land. As if this wasn't alarming enough, the Dept of Homeland Security has also ordered 14 million dollars in body bags. The government is most definitely preparing for something they aren't sharing with us!
It seems whatever is coming for us, they do also anticipate a huge number of survivors which I'm not sure is all that comforting , but 140 million MRE's or Meals Ready to Eat have also been stockpiled as a readiness program to feed 7 million survivors for 10 days.
How does this effect each of us? Who knows, but what I do know is the doomsday people are in a much better position then the rest. There is so many things to consider in making a safety or readiness plan to get yourself, your family, and your pets out of harms way.
I don't believe people should panic over every government conspiracy out there. But when A + B = C, it's hard to completely ignore. Increasing weather catastrophes, Polar Vortex's, Snow in the southern most states have to at least be an indicator that things as we have long known them are changing!
I wouldn't suggest moving to an underground bunker tomorrow, but maybe, discuss a readiness plan to evacuate your area and consider how your going to put into action, the move for yourself, kids, and pets, and where you would head and what you would bring.
A quick checklist brought to you by BGM to Make a Plan.
1. Pick a location to reunite with family, one should be home, but if home is not an option, one right outside town such as a library, church, etc. Remember a disaster can strike any time and you and your loved ones could be anywhere and all in different locations.
2. Identify all possible exit routes.
3. Choose an out of state friend who will accommodate your family and pets.
4. Plan for each person or pets needs in your group. Medications, food, water, warmth, light, shelter, entertainment.
5. Practice your plan, and make sure each member of your plan has a copy of the plan.