Plan and Prepare
With last week’s 4.0 earthquake is southern Maine, and now the possibility of Sandy the hurricane threatening the northeast, I thought it would be a good time to take note of what the American Red Cross has to offer and actually prepare for disaster.
I mean, you really don’t want to end up like Dorothy in Kansas, kicking at the storm bunkers door trying to get in when a tornado and god knows what else riding a broom is trying to get you, and your little dog too.
Jason Shedlock from the American Red Cross in Portland contacted me and wanted to pass along some valuable information to help you prepare for disaster.
He wanted to stress that “Maine is not immune to natural disasters, so we must all be prepared!” The American Red Cross has some handy tools and sites that can make it easy and fun for you to prepare. There’s an app for that, yup an Earthquake app, a wildfire app, hurricane app and even one that would find a shelter for you if needed. They’re all HERE.
They also stress “plan and prepare”, so you don’t get caught with your pants down when Mother Nature shows up at your door. For instance, if a hurricane does reach us here in the north land, you’d want to stock up on food, bring in stuff like lawn furniture and the dog, and run to the bank to withdraw hundreds of dollars…so you can fill your gas tank. Their Plan and Prepare page is HERE.
Let’s hope that everything remains calm, cool and collected. But you know it won’t. Something worse than your neighbor’s cat will show up on your doorstep, so be prepared.