Thursday, May 19, 2016

ARE YOU READY?



Are you prepared?  Think about it……………………………do you have everything in order at home just in case you have no choice, and must evacuate??

We’re ready…..we live in tornado alley (we have tornadoes, wild fires, earthquakes, straight line winds, and flooding) therefore; we must be ready at any time to evacuate when necessary.  

Read this story by Mathew Clements and his family published by The Scientific Parent.Org on May 4, 2016 titled, “We are not fine. We are not prepared: Escaping Fort McMurray”.


http://thescientificparent.org/we-are-not-fine-we-are-not-prepared-escaping-fort-mcmurray/

Do you have an Emergency Plan for you and your family? 

Are you prepared?

18 comments:

  1. Living in Florida, I am always prepared to evac and have done so several times. Hurricanes, compared to tornado's are easy to deal with because we have a warning, be it only 2-3 days, but that's far better than a tornado unexpectedly arriving while your sleeping. You can't plan for tornado's or see where or what direction it's heading. A terrifying time.

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    1. Mike,

      I'll trade you hurricanes for tornadoes!!!! I like the idea of having several days to prepare for severe weather than just 15 minutes. Tornadoes are extremely terrifying and beautiful at the same time.

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  2. Thanks for posting the Fort McMurray story. An excellent account of what being not prepared will be like. It's to late to prepare when the disaster is at your door. A couple hundred dollars in non-perishable supplies, critical documents ready to grab and go, and a plan where to go and which multiple pre-planed routes to take to get to safety.

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    1. Mike,

      You can't plan when a disaster is knocking at your door. One must plan long before any issues.
      You're very correct, and I would add placing emergency cash with your critical documents this way you don't have to worry how you're going to get cash when trying to leave the area.

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  3. Thanks for the wake up call. Like so many others, I have thought about packing a bug-out bag, but have not done so. That changes today - not tomorrow - today.

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    1. Vicki,

      You're very welcome!! It truly pays to be prepared. Your life along with your families is precious. You don't want to start preparing when an emergency situation is knocking at your door.

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  4. An excellent reminder: thank you!

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    1. Rev. Paul,

      I knew you would agree!!! Thanks :-)

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  5. Sweet Angel - thanks for sharing this canadian story. it's been a nightmare for most of the people in fort mcmurray...the alberta government has been advertising jobs all across canada for $17.50 an hour for clean-up purposes. which is sad because so many of the young boys from our island have signed up and have gone.

    being prepared for natural disasters in your own particular place in the world is not only necessary - it's really necessary! alberta and sakatchewan are known for their forest fires...everyone in those 2 provinces should be prepared for an evac...like you guys in hurricane country. forget preparing for the end of the world...prepare for the natural disasters that are common in your area...then worry about the end of the world!!!

    we are sending much love to you and your crew. your friend, always!
    kymber

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    1. Sweet Kymber,

      I remember when most of Oklahoma was on fire years ago. It's no fun to have to relocate because of fire or weather. Safety comes first, people are not replaceable, items are....that's my motto. Life is to precious not to be prepared.

      Sending hug and love to you both.
      Sandy

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  6. Such a sad but true tale.

    No, we are not prepared...not nearly well enough.

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    1. Gail,

      It is a very sad tale, and it's hard to believe it's true. I feel for all those people having to leave everything behind.

      Eventually you'll be totally prepared!!!

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  7. Can never be totally ready but I think we are pretty close here these days.

    I hope.

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    1. PP,
      I'm sure you and your family are prepared enough to evacuate if you had too. What would you do with all your animals?

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  8. I have only thought about it and not made it a reality. I need to sit down and get organized. Thanks for the reminder, Sandy!

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  9. Susan,

    You're welcome dear friend!!! Being prepared will make a world of difference.

    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  10. Thanks for the Link, Sandy. That's a subject I am much interested in.

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  11. People sometimes seem to think that "preppers" are all end-of-the-world dooms-dayers. But so many things can happen for which being prepared is only prudent. Dan is without a job right now but we are still living well thanks to efforts to be prepared for any contingency.

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