On the anniversary of the "9/11" tragedy, I sit here thinking about that question that, undoubtedly, has gone through almost everyone's mind,
"What would WE do if it happened right HERE?"
My dumbfounded answer is, "umm.. I dunno"
We are prepared somewhat in that we do have at least a week's worth supply of food and water. We always have, it's just the way my hasband and I are. We've got a 1st aid kit (yeah..that'll help, right.) 4 flashlights and we have tons of batteries of all sizes. We're prepared with matches, candles, a rope ladder and all the straight forward check list items on the local fire department hand-out. We don't have a generator and hate to think that we actually SHOULD get one but have yet to do so.
We DON'T have an evacuation plan which, sadly, I think we do need. It's said that all families should also have a 'meeting place' in the event that we may be separated. I hate that one too. Horrible thought, but again, necessary.
We live right in the middle between Philly and New York City and there's always news broadcasts about this stuff. Has your news done a special on it?
What I want to know is, do YOU have a family plan? If so, what is it? Have you ever NEEDED to evacuate (We only had to ONCE and it was only for a few hours, thankfully!) What's on your disaster checklist? Are your supplies all stocked? A hard topic, yes, but one that's, sadly, necessary to face.
Tell me about your family's plan in the event of a disaster.