32 Events You Should Have Been Prepared For This Year

September 12th, 2011 . by Felix

On this 10th anniversary of 9/11, if you need a reminder of why you should prep and be prepared for the unexpected here is a list of 32 events you should have been prepared for so far this year.

January:

New Year’s Eve, 2010 more than 5,000 dead red-winged blackbirds and starlings were found in Beebe, Arkansas

3rd-5th) 100 tons of dead fish washed ashore the Brazilian coast, near the port of Paranagua. 2 million fish died in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, thousands of dead turtle doves were found in Faenza, Italy.

Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world, erupted in mass protests

10th) At least 8 people are dead and over 70 missing after massive flooding ravages Brisbane, Australia.

Feburary:

14th) Unrest in Middle East Spreads to Bahrain

14th) Sun Erupts With Most Powerful Solar Flare in Four Years

22nd) A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Christchurch, New Zealand, killing at least 75 people.

March:

19th) No-Fly Zone is Imposed in Libya

11th) Massive 9.0 Magnitude Earthquake and Tsunami Devastate Japan

April:

1st) Possible Shutdown of Federal Government Goes Down-to-the-Wire

27th) Series of Tornadoes Devastate Southern States. In one of the worst U.S. tornado seasons, 137 reported tornadoes sweep through the south, killing nearly 300 people in six states.

May:

5th) Floods Force Evacuations Along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers

22nd) One of the Deadliest Tornados in U.S. History Hits Joplin, Mo

June:

1st) Tornados Continue to Strike in the U.S. For the first time in three years, seven tornadoes touch down in Massachusetts.

3rd) Unemployment Rises as Job Growth Slows

5th) Toxic E. Coli Outbreak Linked to German Sprouts

6th) Flooding in Iowa Forces Hundreds to Flee

11th) Wildfires Rage Through East Arizona. Two fires in Arizona merge into one runaway 600-square-mile blaze becoming the largest fire in Arizona’s history.

July:

1st) Minnesota Government Shuts Down

1st) New Mexico Wildfire Rages On

22nd) Two Related Terrorist Attacks Shock Norway

August:

1st) Last Minute Deal Reached to End Debt Crisis

5th) Standard & Poor’s Lowers the U.S. Credit Rating

6th) Violent Riots Spread Throughout Britain

8th) Stocks Nosedive After U.S. Credit Rating Is Lowered

8th) Mystery orange goo invades Alaska village

11th) East Africa Hit with Worst Drought in 60 Years

Heat wave in Texas grips state with 100 degree temperatures for over a month

23rd)  5.8 Virginia earthquake shakes east coast

26th) Hurricane Irene hits the east coast, millions lose power,

September:

Texas Wildfires destroy 1554 homes

8th) Power outage leaves 1.5 million in the dark in California, Arizona and Mexico

Natural disasters, unexplained events, historic drought and flooding, economic uncertainty, civil unrest, and terrorism are the things we may face at anytime. You may not have been directly affected by the events listed here but events around the world can quickly change our daily life. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring but as we have seen so far this year, it might be a good idea to be prepared for whatever tomorrow brings.

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