04 : Prepare for an Emergancy

This is the fourth in a series of (hopefully) 52 posts related to the book Every Monday Matters. I'd love it if some other people wanted to go through the book with me. Contact me if you're interested.

You never know when disaster will strike.

Tornadoes, earthquakes, giant squid attacks – It could happen any time.

Do you have a plan?

It’s a good idea to have an emergency supply kit always ready, because you never know when disaster’s going to strike.

Be sure to include things like flashlights with extra batteries, moist towelettes, a first aid kit…

Here I’ve got a three-day supply of canned food in case I get stuck in my house.

Just because there’s a snowstorm outside doesn’t mean I’m going to miss a meal!

Canned food is really good because it’s really cheap, it’ll last forever and it’s really tasty!

Also in your emergency supply kit you should keep a few bottles of water because in the event of a flood sometimes the water plants can go down and water can become a scarce commodity.

Form a plan with your family: know how you’re going to get out of the house and where you’re going to meet up.

It’s also a good idea to make sure that everybody always has change or a pre-paid phone card, because sometimes if too many people are trying to use their cell phones at once the cell phone towers can go down.

Also make sure that your family has a plan for who’s responsible for getting the pets out because we wouldn’t want to leave Fluffy behind, would we, Fluffy?

A disaster could happen at any time, but it’s better to be prepared than to have to pay for it when the time comes.

Be prepared today for any kind of tomorrow!

There are a lot of folks who were recently affected by hurricane Gustav, and even more who will be affected by natural disasters in the future.

You can help!

To see how you can get involved, go to: www.everymondaymatters.com

We’re praying for you guys.

Donate $52 to help a family devastated by the hurricane season.

Special thanks to Christine and Dr. Warner for making sure I was soaking wet.