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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Lessons Learned and Emergency Planning

We have been thinking about emergency planning for our family, should we have a regional or local emergency. This list of lessons learned, and the comments from readers, at the Instapundit has some good ideas. Details here. All of our family units have camp boxes with the basic kitchen stuff, including a stove and can opener, excepts one and I have the final box under construction. I am working on a list of things to take with the camp box in plastic tubs. We will share the list in a future post.

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Blogger Sherry said...

http://205.188.130.53/ngm/0410/feature5/index.html?fs=www7.nationalgeographic.com

This is the National Geographic site, if you haven't read it, seems it could have qualified as a wake up call. I've wondered lately, about the building going on in Natomas, ALL that buy there (without a care) as THEY become sitting ducks. What about Sacramento itself? I KNOW the downtown, (old town), was built up, around the time of (or was it prior to?)the gold rush, ? but is THERE A REASON the capital of the state has NOT, historically, seen the kind of growth its currently witnessing? Is any "threat" mitigated away, any flood potential ignored, or is Sac exempt from an oceanic event that might affect it? I ALSO have to wonder about disclosure---what developers, etc. are OBLIBATED to tell purchasers--if anything. Sure, there's a "risk" in living anywhere, and I'm sure EVERYONE will share "blame" for any misfortune that befalls those choosing to and LIVING in the path of a hurricane, or the forest waiting to burn, or the earthquake fault "due" to shift, but I'm wondering about New Orleanites, (maybe their counterparts here, given an emergency of such magnitude), WHERE (they'll go) and WHAT all of the displaced are going to do--those, now, that HAVE NO REASON to return to N.O. Specifically, the poor. Those whose jobs may be permanently lost along with their homes. I keep "emergency" supplies--carry as needed in the winter and rotate as needed during the rest of the year. I'm confident that forced to, we'd come back from the ashes---we've done it before, but I'm wondering when, or if, we'll see these people, NOW being FORCIBLY "evicted", again.

Just noodling.

Wed Sep 07, 06:12:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Russ Steele said...

Sherry:

It is not a case if it will happen, but when. Those families living near levee, best have flood insurance and an escape plan. We are working on a better family emergency plan. Glad to hear you have one.

Fri Sep 09, 08:02:00 AM PDT  

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