Natural Disasters

Marti’s Corner – 128

October 18, 2023

Hi Everyone,

Someone decided to make a list of all the natural disasters from Sept. 11 – Oct. 11, just to see IF natural disasters are increasing with time.  Of course, one month is not proof, but I was AMAZED at how many there were.  Also…. the list includes armed conflicts.

September 11-October 11 disasters and Conflicts​

  1. 11 Sep 2023 – 6.8 EQ hits Morocco – at least 2,900 people
  2. 4 Sep – 12 Sep – Storm Daniel hits Libya – more than 11,000 confirmed dead, thousands still mission
  3. 16 Sep 330 foot high wall of water megatsunami hits Greenland, caused by a landslide within a fjord.
  4. 21 Sep – Extratropical cyclone in southern Brazil
  5. 21 Sep – First snow in Utah mountains – one month earlier than usual
  6. Gujaret, India flooded
  7. Aquito and Abiko, Japan, flooded – 10 inches of rain in 2 hours
  8. Remnants of Hurricane Nigel hits western England massive flooding
  9. Taif, Mecca Saudi Arabia flooded. Kabaa damaged beyond repair
  10. Sweden and Finland get 12 inches of snow, one month earlier than normal
  11. Tornado’s hit East China Siquan and Jiansu provinces
  12. China Yellow River floods collapsing houses – massive destruction
  13. Gore, New Zealand 5.6
  14. Raoshun, Taiwan flooding
  15. Hurricane Lee – Damage along east coast of USA and Canada
  16. Bangkok, Thailand – unprecedented flooding
  17. Tidal waves hit the South African coast 50% of the entire coastline suffers damage
  18. 22 Sep – Milan, Rho, Pregana Lomgardo Italy, Tornadoes, hail, flooding, buildings destroyed
  19. 23 Sep – Kalimanton, Indonesia, flooding
  20. Munich, Germany 140 Km winds, floods
  21. Hurricane Ophelia batters East coast USA
  22. 24 Sep – Naqpar, in central India – flooding
  23. Chonqqing China 3 Gorges dam and more flooding along the Yellow River
  24. Accra, Ghana – flooding
  25. 25 Sep – Cape Town, Palmiet River South Africa, flooding
  26. Circular hurricane type storm from the Pacific over Washington and Oregon
  27. Giant hail in Turkey
  28. Baseball size hail in Austin, Texas, thousands of cars damaged
  29. 27 Sep – Volvos Greece “washed into the sea” by storm Elias
  30. Vietnam entire central Quangtri region under water
  31. Brazil, super cyclone, Porto Allegro and Santa Ria inundated.
  32. 28 Sep – Ireland and UK hit by storm Agnes, more floods and damaged buildings and cars
  33. Electrical fire at Iraqi wedding 90 deadTsunami like waves his Barrado Ribeiro and 60 other port side towns of Brazil
  34. 29 Sep – Golf ball size hail hits central Texas
  35. Istanbul Turkey Flooded
  36. New York Bronx under water, massive damage to basement apartments
  37. 3 Oct – Bermuda flooded
  38. 4.0 EQ in Naples, Italy, poor construction, lots of damaged, collapsed buildings
  39. 100,000+ Armenians living in Azerbaijan, flee for their lives from war
  40. 4 Oct – 5.7 EQ in Nepal
  41. 6.6 – 8 EQ in Japan
  42. 6.5 EQ in Philippines
  43. EQ 4.0 in Naples Italy, fears that nearby Campi Flegrei volcano is ready to erupt,
  44. boiling water in the streets. Numerous quakes in recent days.
  45. Midland Texas, Hail storm, damage
  46. Collapse of the Teesta III dam in In the Himalayan mountains in India, creating a 330
  47. foot “tsunami” 70 confirmed dead, dozens missing
  48. 5 Oct – 210 MPH winds from typhoon Koinu hit Pingtung, Taiwan
  49. Sicily, Italy over 100 MPH winds, rain, hail and destruction
  50. Can Jiang, China – Dam burst
  51. 6 Oct – Saurajima volcano, Japan eruption
  52. 7 Oct – Hamas attacks Southern Israel 2-5,000 missiles, at least 300 hundred dead, thousands injured. Israel begins retaliation.
  53. S Europe hit with another hurricane force storm, rain, flooding, tornadoes
  54. 6.0 – Japan followed by a tsunami to the mainland and Izu and Bonin Islands
  55. Three 6.5 EQ’s in Herat, Afghanistan, at least 2000 dead
  56. Two 7.0 EQ’s in Madang, Papua, New Guinea
  57. 6.0 Mexico City, Mexico
  58. Giant hail storm in Akhiser, Turkey
  59. Volcano eruption of Mt Merapi on Java
  60. 8 Oct – Hamas/Israel war 700 Israeli citizens killed, 400 Palestinians killed
  61. Russian cyber-attack on Israel
  62. Santa Catarina, Brazil flooded, homes washed away. Flooding and 124 KM winds in
  63. Maringa, Brazil, Rio Do Sul also under water. 54 cities in a state of emergency.
  64. 9 Oct – Acapulco Mexodo hit by tropical storms Lida and Max, flash flooding, house collapses,
  65. high winds etc
  66. Hamas/ Israel war, Israeli’s dead over 1,000, including babies who were decapitated.
  67. Rocket barrages continue from Gaza. Palestinians dead 830 civilian (1,500 Palestinians
  68. soldiers bodies, who infiltrated Israel, have been killed and bodies recovered.)Massive wildfire approaching Villa Carolo Paz. Argentina
  69. 10 October – Japan EQ and tsunami
  70. Slovakia EQ 5.0
  71. Storm in Sicily, 240 Km winds
  72. Kashmir snow. Thousands of houses buried.
  73. 7.0 EQ centered near Sapporo, Japan
  74. 11 Oct – Cat 4 hurricane Lidia hits Azota, Mexico 125 mph winds
  75. Volcano Mt Sinabung, Indonesia erruption
  76. EQ 7+ near Luzon Philppines
  77. 2 more 6.7 EQ’s in Madang, Papua New Guinea
  78. 5. EQ in Domasi, Slovakia

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It’s time to move the lettuce garden from the north side of the house around to full sun in the backyard.  This week we are still in the 80’s.  I’m waiting until the weather cools off a little to go out and do some pruning of blackberries and other plants.  

I opened some flour that I vacuum-sealed in 2013.  It smells fine, but there is just something about the texture.  I’m not sure I like it.  I “want” to use it, but…….. I tossed it.  I didn’t want to be thinking about it every time I made something.


I checked the price at our local Home Storage Center and they offer both hard white wheat and hard red wheat.  IPrepping with wheat grain “think” you can buy single #10 cans for about $6-7.  If not, you can buy cases for $40-$42.  Each can contains 10-11 c. wheat or about 5 pounds.  Home storage centers are owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  They are open to the public.  For a list of locations, follow this link:    

So what is the difference between red wheat and white wheat, check out this article:

The Difference Between Red And White Wheat  or if you’d rather watch a video:

Ten cans or 50 pounds is a good start.

MISC. PURCHASE:  All baking supplies are on sale for the holidays now.  Pick up some powdered sugar this week.


PotatoesCooking With Dehydrated Potato Slices

Start with about 2 c. potatoes

Add about 2 TB of whatever seasoning you are using:  dried cheese, onion powder, garlic powder,, dry ranch, etc

Add parsley or other herbs

  • 1 heaping TB of cornstarch.  If you leave this out, the sauce will not thicken.
  • 2 TB  butter
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 c. hot water.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 -40 min.  OR microwave for 20 min.

Here is another recipe for scalloped potatoes

Yields 4 servings

Preheat oven to 350˚

  • 3 c. dehydrated potato slices – put in casserole dish

In a small bowl, combine

  • 1/4 c. milk powder
  • 2 TB flour
  • 2 TB cornstarch
  • 2 tsp onion flakes or 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 TB dried chives
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Heat 2 3/4 c. water and

3 TB butter  Whisk into flour and spices.  Pour over potato slices.  OR you can whisk the water in first and cut butter in small pieces and put over top of potatoes

Bake 40-45 min.

Want a richer mix?  Add and extra 1/2 – 1 c. milk

Adjust water to make sauce thinner or thicker

Sprinkle with grated cheese on top before putting it in the oven.

Chicken and Barley Chili

Makes 10 1-cup servings so plan accordingly

  • 1 can Italian diced tomatoes.  I usually use regular diced tomatoes and add 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 16-oz jar/can Salsa or tomato sauce – use salsa for spicier version
  • 1 can 14.5 oz chicken broth
  • 1 c. Quaker Quick Barley – you can use regular barley (just boil a little longer)
  • 3 c. water
  • 1 TB chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin

     In a large pot, combine the first 7 ingredients.  Simmer for 20-30 min to cook barley.  Stir occasionally.

  • 1 1/2 lb. chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces and boiled (or use canned chicken) – boil in a separate pan.
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn, drained

    Add the chicken, beans, and corn to the pot.  Simmer for another 5-10 min.

toppings:  cheddar cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips


Marti Shelley

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