Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Emergacy Preparedness Part I

I had been meaning to do a post about emergency preparedness last month since September was National Emergency Preparedness month. Obviously I didn't get around to it, but I hope to do a couple within the next week or so. Given the recent fires in the news it would be a good time to talk about it.

This article from Time Magazine was very interesting. It talks about what one would save from a fire if there was only ten minutes to spare. It also lists some useful things that Katrina refugees wished they had had such as kitty litter for humans to keep the mess and smell down.

If you don't have any emergency preparations made at all, or any supplies on hand a good starting place would be to read the Time article and make a list of what to take for yourself and family should the need arise. I made a list like that around the time of Katrina, but have never done anything else regarding any sort of emergency. From personal experience (however slight it may be - but that's in a future post), I know I need do much more.


WendyDarling said...

This website http://www.flylady.net/pages/FLYingLessons_Prepared.asp
Has been such a God Send for me. We keep our emergency kits packed, and keep the info updated. It is such a relief to know that if we had to get out quickly, we would have everything we need. :-)
Just thought I would share. :-)

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Mom Chatter said...

This is such a great reminder to send out to all! I'll have to check out your links and get ourselves prepared. :)

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Mel's World said...

Thanks for the reminder about Emergency Preparedness...here is South Florida it starts in June as we prepare for Hurricane Season. Thankfully we have been blessed this year with only some Tropical Storms (last one was a couple of days ago).

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