It has been over 2 weeks since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. Out of sight, out of mind right? Not exactly... there are still thousands of people without power. Being an Emergency Preparedness Expert, I deal with preparedness on a daily basis. I am constantly asking my clients if they are prepared... I get the same response.... "Well, I have a few things like a flashlight in the kitchen drawer" or I have a kit in my car... and they think that is enough.
No one really stops to think about the question, "What if a "Sandy" happened here in Los Angeles?" True, it isn't likely that we will get hit with a hurricane, but the possibility of an earthquake is very real. And no matter what the disaster, the end result will be the same. No water, no power, and unimaginable amounts of destruction.
The victims of Sandy are dealing with things they never imagined. Big things like where will they live, buying a new car, getting their kids back at school, etc. and little things like washing their clothes or even just taking a bath and washing their hair. It is a HUGE spectrum of things that these people are still going thru.
It is not something that we want to think about on a daily basis. I don't blame you. Who wants to think about disasters every day? I am not suggesting that you obsess about the possibility of an impending earthquake.... I AM suggesting however that you understand that it is not a matter of if....but when. And when it does happen....will you be prepared? Will you be able to survive in your home for at least 2 weeks without water or power? How will you take care of your family.
Getting prepared can seem very overwhelming. If you follow the steps below you will definitely be ahead of the game and in the event of an emergency you will be prepared!
My motto is... We cannot predict, but we CAN prepare. It only takes a couple of hours to get prepared and in my opinion.... a tiny bit of time .... to have Peace of Mind.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner.... take a moment to be thankful that you and your family are healthy and safe...
Until next month
Take Care and Be Prepared
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