The USAEBN Lighthouse staff is ready to announce that they have completed the bulk of the work to open the Lighthouse Southeast Emergency Informational Portal.
The Lighthouse Emergency Information Portal (LEIP) is designed to give the citizen emergency and non-emergency information from their local area. This information is critical to a family trying to decide if they should shelter in place or evacuate. Where the closes hospital is and how to contact the local OEM office.
The USAEBN Lighthouse will provide status reports or just live information on this like:
- School Closings
- Roadway Closures / conditions
- Power outages
- Transportation status
- Public Services links
- Live weather reports
- Online media connections.
- Hospital status
- FEMA Daily operational briefing
- Red Cross Shelter status
- Plus much, much more
More information is being programmed in everyday.
This service is a free community readiness service. Please share this information, so we can save as many lives as we can.
Doing basic maintenance and having necessary items will reduce the damage of your home in the event of a hurricane. Insurance is also a great protective measure that is available to you.
- Flood Insurance.
- Have the equipment needed to secure property in the home such as bungee cords and rope.
- Identify potential hazardous areas which will cause the most damage and take preventative measures.
- Have boards for covering windows.
- Keep trees and shrubs trimmed
- Know how to reinforce garage doors and have the necessary equipment to do so.
- Keep rain gutters clear
- Know how to turn off utilities
Hurricanes are Mother Nature’s most severe storms. High winds, clouds and rain move around the calm center of the hurricane, referred to as the “eye of the hurricane”.
Surrounding the “eye of the hurricane” is the strongest winds of the hurricane. These winds are known as the Eye wall. These winds swirl around the eye in a counter-clockwise motion at speeds anywhere from 74 to 200 MPH. In the summer and late fall, the air over the ocean warms up considerably, picks up moisture and begins to move in a circular motion, forming a tropical depression. If the wind speed accelerates above 39 mph, then it is classified has a Tropical Storm and is giving a name. When the wind reaches 74 mph, then the storm becomes a hurricane.
After the water stop rushing and you are cleared to return to your homes, the danagers are not over with yet. Recovering from a flood is just as dangerous as the flod itself.
USAEBN.org is pleased to announce that we have opened our USAEBN SafetyNet Industrial Safety Services. USAEBN SafetyNet will be a full service Occupational Health and Safety Consultant organization, designed to save lives by enhancing companies safety programs.
As many of our followers already know, USAEBN will always act on things that effect our lives and with the current unstable political climate and the highest number of workplace injuries in decades, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, USAEBN has decided to put our safety staff to work.
One accident indicates a problem. But when the same thing happens again… well, that’s negligence! Accidents do occur, and we must take preventive actions to ensure it does not happen again, but repeat violation or accidents so a lack of corrective actions and open up the company to heavy regulatory fines and lawsuits.
Here are some suggestions for preventing repeat accidents.
An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the earth caused by the breaking and shifting of rock beneath the earth’s surface. Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and they can occur at any time of the year, day or night. Forty five states and territories in the United States are at moderate to very high risk of earthquakes, and they are located in every region of the country. Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently and without warning. Identifying potential hazards ahead of time and advance planning can reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss of life from an earthquake.
The actual movement of the ground in an earthquake is seldom the direct cause of death or injury. Most casualties result from falling objects and debris because the shocks can shake, damage, or demolish buildings, bridges, and other man-made structures. Earthquakes can also trigger landslides and generate huge ocean waves called tsunamis. Both of these can cause great damage and loss of life.
Active shooting incidents, seem to be happening all over the place. Large cities, small towns, schools, movie houses, workplace, almost everywhere. We must become aware of how to deal with an active shooter situation. Welcome to life in the 21st century.
When faced with an Active Shooter situation, you have one of three things you must remember Run - Hide - Fight.
Disclaimer: this information is advisory in nature and is not intended to identify all scenarios or situations a person might encounter. Following these guidelines will not guarantee your safety. Use common sense in all situations.
Profile of an Active Shooter
We must look at what an active shooter looks like or how they act. If you are able to identify someone who might be an active shooter quickly. Then you can begin to take preparedness actions quicker than most. I am not saying that you must raise the alarms right away, but if you see someone looking strange, maybe wearing an overcoat in the middle of summer, or wearing combat fatigues and carrying a backpack, you might want to look for your nearest exit or start to mentally develop a plan, what am I going to do, if this guy starts shooting.
An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.
Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep your pets safe, so the best thing you can do for yourself and your pets is to be prepared. Here are some simple ideas you can follow now to make sure you’re ready before the next disaster strikes.
Since the beginning of the 21st century and the increased popularity of cell phones, the phone scams have also increased in popularity. I know we have all received those phones calls, that when you call the number back it has been disconnected or the number does not exist.
Well these con-artist have stepped up the game and now are trying to record certain words you say on the phone and use those recordings as your authorization to steal you money or your credit.