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.”

Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

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