Earthquakes…First Things First
“Any state, any community or for that matter any citizen that
fails to prepare, assuming the federal government can take care
of them will be tragically wrong.” Mike O. Leavitt, Secretary of
Health and Human Services.
There are many types of disasters that could affect you wherever
you live. These could include: earthquakes, severe wind storms,
tornados, hurricanes, ice and snowstorms, flooding, fires
(wildfires and post-earthquake), and man-made disasters
including EMP, biological and chemical attacks. Any of these
could happen at any moment, most happen with NO warning.
During an emergency situation you will be assessing damage,
taking care of injuries, helping friends and neighbors, etc.
Your power may be off. Life as you normally live it will be
replaced with a more primitive lifestyle one of stress,
simplicity and service. There will be no time for soaking beans
or baking bread. It will not be the time for using your long
term food storage. But is will be the time for: 72+ hour kits,
emergency food water and water; first aid and rescue skills;
emergency: shelter, lighting and cooking. It will also be a time
when a clear head and staying calm; when having some supplies
and a plan could mean the difference between panic, fear, and
hunger and a “candlelight dinner”.