My heart truly breaks for all the people effected by these disasters. The latest one being the California wild fires. It seems that no matter where you live something could be coming your way.
For us here in Connecticut, we get Nor’easters and this year plenty of rain. For other parts of the country it could be a hurricane, wild fire, major storms with repercussions and so much more in the way of natural disasters. Unfortunately, these aren’t the only situations you have to be prepared for in today’s world. Are you ready for what could be coming your way?
You need a plan and possible several plans (for all that’s involved in your life). Here are something you may need to consider:
- How will I know what’s going on? Think your power is out and many items need to be charged or do you have a manual option.
- Where do I go if I need to evaluate or should I stay in place? Remember, you may have to plan for your elderly family members, young children and pets too.
- What are the important things to take with you or have available to access?
- How will I communicate to / family others that I am safe?
Just this week on the news, someone tried to abduct a young girl. Her family had a plan in place with a “code word”. She asked the potential abductor what the code word was. They didn’t know, so she was able to figure this not to go with that person and run safely away. This was great plan and it worked for them. What’s your plan?
There are so many questions and situations that you need to be prepared for. One place to start is with the government website.