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Clarksville Gas and Water Department General Manager Pat Hickey discusses Water Conservation


WJZM, 1400AM Radio StationClarksville, TN – In a interview on WJZM 1400 AM, Clarksville Gas and Water Department General Manager Pat Hickey has announced the implementation of Stage One of it’s Drought Management Plan in an effort to get citizens to “voluntarily” curtail their water usage.

The hot dry heat that has pounded the Clarksville-Montgomery County area, plus construction at the new Hemlock plant has caused extra stress on the City of Clarksville’s water supply. «Read the rest of this article»

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II. Are you ready for disaster? Plan to survive!


Editors Note: This is Chapter 2 in a reprint of this five-part series, published on Daily Kos and originally published online by AlphaGeek {9.9.05}. From the diaries — Plutonium Page. The series offers a practical way to assess risk and prepare a variety of disaster scenarios. The series will appear chapter by chapter at 3 p.m. through Friday.

Chance favors the prepared mind. – Louis Pasteur

In any given disaster situation, you will find a group of people who maximize their chances for survival by making the correct choices before, during, and after the crisis. These folks have a few things in common:

  • Each of them personally decided that he/she was going to survive
  • They accurately assessed their immediate and near-term risks and needs
  • They made the best plan they could based on available resources
  • They executed that plan in a flexible, adaptive manner
  • They kept going until they had reached safety, and did not give up

The single most important thing you can do to survive a disaster is to be mentally prepared.

Being prepared for disaster does not have to be time-consuming or expensive. In this multi-part series of DailyKos Diaries, I will share with you, dear reader, many of the lessons I’ve learned regarding the most effective ways to prepare for an emergency.

This is the second installment in a multi-part series on personal disaster preparedness. Your humble correspondent is a Silicon Valley technical executive with both professional and personal experience in risk assessment and disaster-readiness planning. «Read the rest of this article»


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