Over the last few years and even more so since Hurricane Katrina, those of us in the emergency response and management profession have pleading with the general public to be prepared, I have even gone past the FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency recommendation of a 72 hour kit and tell people to have at least 14 days worth of food and water. Still, most people don’t think disaster will strike them or that the government is coming to help. When I teach CERT classes or when I address people in public speeches, people will say to me “I do need to get my supplies ready” most never will. They’ll go about their day, blissfully in denial about the ability of life to be transformed from idyllic to monstrous in the blink of an eye. And I live in earthquake country
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The reason I prepTo Prepare or a survival skill or piece item added to ones preparations. is so that when a disaster hits should it be an earthquake, mass storm, volcano, polar shift, what ever. I do not wanna be stuck waiting for help nor do I wanna be without food, water, first aid, or shelter for myself or my family, I would like to be ready.
“It’s horrible so far,” said Mike Newberry, a Georgia farmer who is trying grow cotton, corn and peanuts on a thousand acres. “There is no description for what we’ve been through since we started planting corn in March.”