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Survival News: Millions Without Water in Chile

Survival News: Millions Without Water in Chile

Heavy weather has pounded the South American country of Chile this week, leaving millions without water. Heavy rains during the normally dry summer months has damaged the water supply to the capital city of Santiago, and officials are struggling to make the necessary repairs on time. Three people were killed, 19 are missing, and over 350 people have been isolated in the areas most affected by the heavy rains, as flooding and mudslides cause damage and dangerous conditions. The mudslides are what contaminated the Maipo River, which provides the main source of drinking water for the people of Santiago and the […]

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Survival News: Oroville Dam Evacuation

Survival News: Oroville Dam Evacuation

Thousands of Northern California residents of the town of Oroville have been evacuated in recent days due to an anticipated failure of an axuilary spillway in the Oroville Dam on the Feather River. After years of severe drought, California has been hammered with rain and snow this winter and the previously drained lake is now hundreds of feet above sea level. The auxiliary was opened to try to relieve some of the water, but a hole has appeared and has been widening and residents in the path of the spillway have now been evacuated. What is troubling is that it is […]

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How to Survive When Your Vehicle is Under Water

How to Survive When Your Vehicle is Under Water

Being able to quickly exit a car that is being submerged in water is very important to know how to do should your area be threatened by a hurricane, as there is often severe flooding following. There are of course other instances in which this might happen, so everyone should know what to do. Recently a video of two men saving a woman and her dog from drowning in a submerged vehicle went viral.  This woman was extremely fortunate to have these men come across her in time.  Had it been a minute later, even if she were alive they […]

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