Disaster preppers: What you can learn from the man who’s prepared for almost any threat

Curt La Haise knows what it’s like to be caught in an emergency without a plan. “I was evacuated from a wildfire,” La Haise said. That was 35 years ago while he was living in California. As a former police officer, he had helped people evacuate during emergencies but now he was the one who had to evacuate.

5 years since Washington tornado

WASHINGTON, Ill. – Washington Mayor Gary Manier can take you to the very place where on November 17, of 2013, it entered his city on the southwest side of town. Today, there is normalcy. Four years after a devastating EF4 tornado, and after millions of dollars in damage to over a thousand homes, there’s nothing to remind you of what happened, except one vacant lot.

Homeland Security bulletin warns about armed drones, threat to aviation

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – The Department of Homeland Security is warning U.S. residents about the threat to Americans from terrorists who, officials said, are using weaponized drones as a possible tactic to target commercial airliners in the U.S.

North Korean soldier is shot while defecting across DMZ, South says

An elite North Korean soldier stationed at the heavily guarded Demilitarized Zone made a bold bolt for freedom Monday, defecting to South Korea despite getting shot twice, the South’s military said. North Korean soldiers shot at the unidentified North Korean soldier when he ran from the guard post at the northern side of the village, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

5 of the Most Extreme Weather Patterns to Look For During Winter

There are several weather patterns that capture the full attention of meteorologists in winter. These weather patterns can result in major snow and ice storms and also usher in the most frigid air of the season. Extreme winter weather conditions, including crippling snow and ice storms and deadly cold waves, affect parts of the United States every winter.

As North Korean threat grows, Hawaii prepares for nuclear attack

For decades, the wail of the nuclear bomb warning siren was ubiquitous in U.S. cities. Public service commercials drilled the “duck and cover” mantra into the minds of Americans, and the possibility of a Soviet attack was always around the corner. But after the Cold War, most places abandoned their sirens.

North Korea’s nuclear weapons program has grown with each Kim regime

As President Trump continues on his tour of Asia – during which he has often warned North Korea about its nuclear weapons program – Pyongyang threatened “tragic doom.” “The U.S. must oust the lunatic old man from power and withdraw the hostile policy towards [North Korea] at once in order to get rid of the abyss of doom,” the state-run Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday.

Iran Threatens Ballistic Missile Strikes on American Forces, Can Hit ‘All U.S. Bases’

A top Iranian military commander has threatened to launch ballistic missile attacks on U.S. forces in the region amid a public effort by the Islamic Republic to show off its advanced missile capabilities, according to U.S. officials and regional reports.

Texas church shooting: Who is gunman Devin Patrick Kelley?

The gunman suspected of opening fire at a church in Texas on Sunday has been identified to Fox News as 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley. Kelley, according to officials, killed at least 26 people and wounded approximately 20 after he unleashed a hail of bullets in the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, in the deadliest church shooting in modern U.S.

Tornadoes in November? It’s possible, meteorologist says

With the threat of possible severe weather on Sunday, ABC 7 Meteorologist Larry Mowry recalled a November weekend four years ago when a dangerous tornado struck central Illinois. On November 17, 2013, a Sunday afternoon, the Chicago Bears were playing the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field when the thousands gathered to watch the game were forced to seek shelter because of severe storms. The game was delayed two hours.