Welcome to the well-being main page.
Personal well-being and wellness something most of us are looking for.
This section aims to present many things that will promote our well-being
whether is be on a physical, psychological or spiritual.
Disasters and Emergencies
- Solar storm vulnerability
Solar storms from our sun normally produce only minor disquieting effects
on Earth. But once in a while, large-scale events can happen. The largest
on record, in 1859, caused minor damage as electrification of our society
was just beginning. Such an event today would cost an estimated $1 trillion
to $2 trillion the first year alone with a recovery time of 4 to 10 years.
Hundreds of million people would be without power for extended amounts
of time and would expose over 350 transformers to the risk of permanent damage.
The lead time to replace such transformers is between 12 and 18 months!!!
Can you start imagining the impacts on society for being without power for
extended periods of time?
If you want to know more about this threat, the following document is
a good place to start:
- Emergency preparedness
We hear on the radio about emergencies and disasters all the time: power outages,
floods, earthquakes, terrorist acts. If a disaster was to occur in your area,
would you be able to be self-sufficient (food, water, heat, etc.) until emergency
help arrives? We saw with Katrina that it took the government up
to 1 week to get its act together. Could you last that long?
Most safety experts recommend having
on hand a
kit for each member of your family. Do a Google search on
the keywords 72-hour kit or
go to the following links: