Category Archives: Emergency Preparations
Okay so as far as I know the sky is not falling but we are experiencing unprecedented “bad” weather world-wide and I can’t get many people to pay attention. I mentioned this before and I’ll do it again. We are not ready for emergencies. Plain and simple. Do you have water stored up? Emergency food stuffs, a medical kit? Do you have a planned meeting place if you can’t get home? Do your kids know what to do in an emergency? You know what the old folks said about an ounce of prevention? In these times of economic uncertainty many of us say that we can’t afford some of the extras but I feel that we can’t afford not to get them. I am not preaching gloom and doom but we just don’t know what will happen. Ask the folks in Joplin and other communities hit in the last year. Buy a few extra dried goods, canned goods, simple first aid products when you can. Make a family plan and go on about your business.
I didn’t feel it. I have no idea where I was when it hit. I think I was in my Jeep and it’s a pretty “trucky” ride so maybe I jut didn’t notice. When I got back from grocery shopping my friend Deborah was with my Mom and my husband was in the other room and none of them knew. I heard it on the radio. Deborah had just come through downtown Newark, NJ where I live, and she wondered why large groups of people were in the street outside of various businesses. My son sent me a text message from Maryland and they felt it there. Wow! In a way I wish I had felt it. Anyway. WAKE UP everyone. Earthquakes can happen any place and any time. Not trying to be the voice of doom, just practical, do you have emergency supplies, water, generators, a first aid kit, a bag packed, family contact plan? I’m just saying!
Tell me how you are preparing for emergencies. What have you done?