Between the first official day of Winter this week and Hurricane Sandy, this is probably the best Friday to talk about disaster preparedness.
Take a minute to check out the links below, and then take some action this weekend and at least get a 3 day kit together. If you run into some nasty weather before Spring, hopefully you won’t be like the Connecticut woman who admitted her carpets were squishing and flood waters were rising outside her bathroom window before she decided to honor the mandatory evacuation order. In the Pacific Northwest, we’re passing our 19th day of rain and the first river overflows – who knows what’s next. Make sure you always have some tuna, trail mix and fresh water on hand, and put your Grab and Go file with your emergency supplies.
And don’t forget to check on your neighbors! As actor Edward James Olmos said from the streets of South Central Los Angeles following the riots, “Take your broom and clean up the glass on your front walk and sidewalk. And when you’re done, go to your neighbor’s house and help them clean up the glass. If you have a broom today, you have a job!”