Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Take a moment and prepare for the worst
This was going to be a simple Facebook post but it got away from me. I have many Facebook friends who have been posting of their experiences and while this blog post smacks of "I told you so" it is not my intention. Follow my thought here....
Your Governor just announced a state of emergency and by 3pm tomorrow you need to leave your home for somewhere "safe." Are you ready?
Truth be told I am not. My businesses aren't. My family isn't.
Yet this happened just yesterday in Charleston, South Carolina and I was planning on traveling there this weekend. From Wilmington, NC to the Florida Keys, similar warnings are being issued. People are clearing the store shelves... fights are happening... people are going to have to do without something.
There is a checklist and planning website put together by the Center For Disease Control that is pretty good. Look at it now while you still have power and internet connectivity.... yep, those could go away.
Since I tend to shop for my family only once per week, I am pretty set to shelter in place for three days. We always have full cases of water in our house or the ability to fill water bottles. As far as having to evacuate, I really don't have a plan. That is something I am going to work on.
Another good website is https://emergency.cdc.gov/
With all that is going on it is probably a good idea to take a moment and at least think about it. Make yourself ready so you don't have to concern yourself when the next "big thing" happens.
Let me know your thoughts... all the best!