Category «Family Emergency Plan»

Ideas for developing an effective family plan.

Prepare 2015 — August Homework

How quickly could you evacuate your home if you needed to? Where would you go? How would you get there? Disasters usually don’t provide advanced warning before they strike so it is a good idea to prepare well in advance. Make a list of possible scenarios where you may be required to evacuate your home. …

Prepare 2015 – $20 and 15 Minutes – February Goal

February is the month to organize your important documents. The goal is to have all important information quickly accessible in an emergency or in the event of serious illness or death. We recommend that you create a binder with copies of all of your important documents. A binder that zips all the way around or …

Death and Disaster in 5 Short Minutes

Five minutes is such a short amount of time. What will your life be like 5 minutes from now? On December 14, 2012 at 9:35 in the morning, children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut were busy learning to read, write and solve simple math equations. I think many of them were contemplating the …

Rocked by an Earthquake – Were We Ready?

A few nights ago Jonathan and I were in bed when we heard a weird noise and shaking. We both questioned each other about the noise and movement. He quickly responded that it was an earthquake. Having grown up in California and living through a couple of big earthquakes, I assured him that he was mistaken. …

FEMA’s Take on Emergency Water Storage

I was honored to be a guest expert on Debbye Cannon’s 20/20 Preparedness Show this morning.  Debbye was a delightful host and we discussed some great ideas about emergency lighting and other preparedness topics. You can listen to the interview on her site by clicking here. In the course of our conversation water storage was established as …

The Facts About Emergency Shelters

We recently toured a Red Cross shelter that was set up during a mock disaster. We participated in a class explaining the details of shelter operations. Emergency shelters are certainly a great blessing for disaster relief. We are grateful to those who volunteer and donate time and resources to help others in a crisis. Here …