If you are like me and fortunate enough to live in a part of the country that is not currently in the path of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma or a wild fire (or experiencing an earthquake), now is a great time to think about how prepared you are for an emergency.
I find myself watching the news and feeling anxious. Rather than staying glued to the TV to follow the updates, I am choosing to take this nervous energy and review our preparedness.
- Don’t wait for the order to evacuate to think about what do take and where to go.
- Don’t wait for an impending storm to search for water and food at the store.
- Do you know where your flashlights are?
- Do they have batteries…that work?
- How about your basement? Are there things on the floor that would be ruined if your basement were to flood?
Besides praying and sending good thoughts for those in the middle of an emergency think how you can be prepared. Don’t Wait.
“Another way to be prepared is to think negatively. Yes, I’m a great optimist. but, when trying to make a decision, I often think of the worst case scenario. I call it ‘the eaten by wolves factor.’ If I do something, what’s the most terrible thing that could happen? Would I be eaten by wolves? One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist, is if you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose. There are a lot of things I don’t worry about, because I have a plan in place if they do.”