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Sunday, January 25, 2009

STEP ONE - KNOW THE RISK

  1. The following data is based on information supplied by the Government of Canada "Get Prepared" site and various other sources:

*unless otherwise stated, totals are from 1900 - 2005


RISK - OCCURRENCES - FATALITIES

Epidemic - 8 - 50488
SARS, HIV, H5N1 (bird flu) and some other infectious diseases were in the total

Infestation - 1 - 0
Invasive exotic species impact native species. We are not a native species.

Earthquakes - 4 - 0
The Canadian Gov't still supplies an earthquake brochure even though the risk is zero.

Landslides - 38 - 395

Tsunamis - 3 - 28
This does not include rogue wave deaths.

Cold Waves - 9 - 35

DroughT - 48 - 0
Canada has more fresh water per person than any other country in the world. We'd better not die of thirst!

Flood - 241 - (at least)107

Hail/Thunderstorm - 36 - 7
No lightning deaths were included.

Heatwave - 5 - 1203
Not as cold as you thought eh?

Hurricanes - 23 - 200

Snow Avalanches - 13 - 140
Not including 50+ deaths in the last 4 years.

Storm "Surges" - 2 - 0

Storm "Freezing Rain" - 7 - 28

Storm "Other" - 60 - 928
Mostly wind or wave deaths.

Storm "Winter" - 39 - 420
Individual homeless deaths not included.

Tornadoes - 31 - 141

Wildfire - 49 - (at least) 293

Terrorism - 14 - 289
Not including the Air India disaster.

Civil Unrest - 4 - 6

Industrial Accidents - 34 - 1298
Only large scale deaths were recorded.

Accidents "Other" - 2 - 28

Accident "Transportation" - 47 - 5459
Only large scale accidents, which includes the Halifax explosion (1900+).

Fire - 32 - 623
Only large scale accidents.

Hazardous Chemicals - 66 - 28

Murder ....................607.2 /year (2003-2007)

Traffic Deaths ..............2889 year (2006)

In Hospital "Adverse Events" ............23750
That's just one year (Toronto Star May 5, 2007) So much for Government Health Care!!

Do you know your risk? Are you prepared?

6 comments:

American Prepper said...

Yep, that's what you get when you trust the government to take care of you. Just wait till we get our "free" Healthcare!

Kymber said...

Eye-opening post Team Hall! It is important to know the actual risks!!!

Bullseye said...

Great job Team Hall. You are off to a really good start.

RoadScribe said...

Hello Canadian Preppers: Yes I do know the risk of rationed health care while corrupt politicos get fat stuffing their pockets. As a nurse I worked with many fine Canadian professionals in Galveston, TX at John Sealy Hospital. Best way to protect your health now is learn about your health. Please tell us more of what you are doing to not be a statistic and what you are enduring in the way of taxes. I would be honored if you would link to the New Mexico Preppers.

RoadScribe:
"Knowledge is the power to heal thyself."

American Prepper said...

Where's your maple leaf?

Joel the K said...

Outstanding.