Thursday, October 20, 2011

Just a Reminder to Refresh Your Earthquake Preparedness

I noticed that the San Francisco Bay area had an earthquake on the same day the state was having an Earthquake Awareness Day.  This only is a good reminder to review my earthquake preparedness.  Here is my to do check list:
  1. Double Check - Camping equipment including a tent. I keep my in our "Carriage House" [10x20 storage building).  This way I could easily get to it in an emergency.
  2. Review food storage for easy to eat meals.  I am on the search of a good software or app that would help me inventory my items.
  3. Refill Water - I need to check mine and refill some of my containers.  I have a 5 gal in particular that is due to be changed.
  4. Earthquake Insurance - Fortunately I pay that annually.  I do live in earthquake country.
  5. Review my Emergency Plan Excel Spreadsheet. I created one in June.  Now to get it completed.  Why do things like this get shelfed?  I must bring it forward again.
  6. Review the vehicles emergency supplies.  It is time to winterize the vehicles anyway. 
  7. So....get this printed and put on the white board.  Yes, we have a white board where we have the weekly schedule and a "to do list".
A great resource for the simple 4-step preparation for the short-term and long-term emergency that Mormons use. I found this web site simple and practical. Disclaimer I am not Mormon but they are experts on this subject. http://preparedldsfamily.blogspot.com/

FEMA – Suggests Preparation for 72 hours and 2 weeks. http://www.fema.gov/plan/index.shtm

Now to act on this!  Judy

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