I’m a little worried. Okay – I’m a lot worried!
All the natural disasters that’ve been hitting our planet within, what seems like, a very short period of time have me thinking. What if something happens where I live? Would I even know what to do?
From this article that was published in our community paper you can see my answer. No, I would not know what to do. In fact, none of us would know what to do, or what would be expected of us, should disaster strike.
As a practical sort I like to be prepared – or at least as prepared as a person can be – when facing the power and unpredictability of Nature. After reading this article I am even more worried than I was before. The “disaster plan” for our town seems to focus on the most obvious threats. Does that mean we shouldn’t prepare for the totally unexpected? Is it possible for a disaster plan to be completely off base when it includes the 1/million possibility?
I would rather be thought a fool than be left without knowledge (or a plan). Wherever you live, I hope that your town has communicated a disaster plan and maybe even had a practice drill or two.