Mark your calendars and sign up for our Porsche Spyder Emergency Car Kit. Drawing is Sept. 11th. Pick up your prize at the event!
On Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, we will be displaying and selling our products at the annual Cars and Copters event at the Plymouth Municipal Airport.
Dubbed “New England’s most unique charity car show”, Cars and Copters began in 2009 as a spin off of Boston Cars and Coffee. Over 5,000 cars will be registered at the event, as well as two dozen helicopters. There will also be a golf ball drop and an opportunity drawing.
The event, sponsored by Driven Perfection, Heliops LLC, Plymouth Municipal Airport management, The Beantown Sound, and Yuppieracing.net, is to benefit The Jimmy Fund.
We at 911 Just In Case are privileged to be a part of this wonderful cause. Stop by to see us, support our sales, and help raise awareness for emergency preparedness.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families affected by the tornadoes in Texas and Oklahoma over the last week.
Last Wednesday, a mile-wide tornado tore through Granbury, Texas, killing six and displacing hundreds.
And then at 2:56pm yesterday, a category EF-4 tornado (the second most powerful type, with winds between 166 and 200 mph) ripped through the southern suburbs of Oklahoma City. The town of Moore was hardest hit, with numerous reported deaths (the final tally is still being determined) and more than 200 reported injuries. People are reporting that it was like being attacked by a two-mile-wide lawnmower blade.
The funnel, with winds of up to 200 mph, stayed on the ground for 40 minutes and traveled 20 miles, swallowing up everything in its path. Unlike many tornadoes which follow a random path of hit or miss, this tornado wiped out entire neighborhoods.
A daycare, two schools, and a hospital were in the direct path of the storm. Although none of the daycare children were harmed, at least nine schoolchildren are among those dead.
So far, at least 100 people have been found alive and rescued from the rubble of destroyed buildings. Roads clogged with debris and traffic have kept responders from getting on the scene as quickly as they wished.
More severe weather is expected today, due to a combination of factors such as strong winds and warm, moist air banging against dry air. A warning extends from the Great Lakes across the Mississippi River Valley and into central Texas. Earlier storms on Sunday and earlier Monday had taken two lives.
If you want to help with the clean-up and recovery process, you can donate to www.redcross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999. You can also sign up with the Red Cross to receive future email alerts about disasters, preparedness tips, and ways to get involved.
As we hear about what’s happening with our southern neighbors, it’s a good opportunity to talk with our own families and loved ones about what to do in the event of a natural disaster.
Do you have emergency plans in place?
Do you know how to use social media to locate each other’s whereabouts?
Do you have emergency supplies, should you find yourself without electricity?
Take a look below at live footage of the Oklahoma tornadoes taken by storm chasers.