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Bay County Florida Business Leaders Talk Emergency Preparedness

BAY COUNTY, Fla. Sixty business and community leaders around Bay County with all different backgrounds came to the Emergency Operations Center for the same reason. The Bay County Chamber of Commerce held a Disaster Preparedness Seminar Tuesday morning. Mark Bowen, the Chief of Emergency Services, along with other staff at the EOC, reminded businesses to

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Man Survives 66 Days in Wilderness for $500,000

KENTWOOD, Mich. – After spending more than 60 days alone in the wilderness, forced to live off the land, David McIntyre survived and walked away with $500,000.McIntyre was one of ten people dropped off on Vancouver Island in British Columbia as part of the History Channel’s survival series, “Alone.””I was out there 66 days alone,

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Tropical Storm Earl Forms in Caribbean

Tropical Storm Earl  Tropical Storm Earl formed Tuesday morning and was headed for Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula, according to the official forecast from the National Hurricane Center. It was not expected to become a hurricane. (National Hurricane Center) The Atlantic now officially has its fifth named storm of 2016. Tropical Storm Earl was

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What Can Go Wrong in the Woods, Did Go Wrong for Steve Hyde

From Bad to Worse It was a memorable day trip into the woods for Calgarian Steve Hyde — his motorhome got stuck, he had a heart attack, a search crew helping out him drove off a cliff, he got a ride in a medical helicopter and the RCMP babysat his kids. Hyde recently headed to

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(VIDEO) Teens Talk About Near-Death Camping Experience

Giant Tree Falls on Girls During Camping Trip A hiking trip during summer camp almost turns deadly for two young teens. Kaylie Eisenberg and Dresden Cogan have been through just about everything together, including escaping death. The 15-year-olds were on a camping trip, just a month ago up in Isle Royal on Lake Superior when

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Hurricane Season is Here: Test Your Satellite Phone for FREE

Hurricane season is upon us and the team here at International Satellite Services wanted to remind you that it’s a good idea to TEST YOUR SATELLITE PHONE. Did you know that Iridium, Inmarsat and Globalstar all have FREE test numbers that you can utilize to ensure that your satphone is active and working? Important: You must have

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The Organized Chaos at 9/11 Sites for Incident Management Teams

The satellite phone Joe Stutler carries during fire season rang on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and “scared the living bejesus” out of him. His elite Type 1 Incident Management Team had just come off a fire and the Bend, Ore., resident was elk hunting in the mountains of central Oregon, secure in the

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Two Men were Rescued from a Sinking Sailboat in the Gulf of Alaska

 “…the rescued men weren’t carrying a satellite phone, an essential backup tool for contacting rescue officials”. Friday September 30th, 2016 Two men rescued from a sailboat in the Gulf of Alaska Wednesday may owe their lives to a mariner off Hawaii, who heard an initial distress call when Alaska-based U.S. Coast Guard members couldn’t. Coast

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Boat crossing might set new world record

Nov 18th, 2016 Most people opt to make a transatlantic sea voyage on a cruise ship. Matt Kent, the U.S. Brig Niagara’s fourth mate, plans to sail the Atlantic Ocean in 2017 in a boat measuring just 3 feet, 6 inches by 3 feet, 6 inches. If successful, Kent would set a world record for