Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Momma don’t want no hurricanes comin’ round here

Failing to plan is planning to fail. If you have not already made the appropriate preparations, there is no time like the present. The basics of your preparation should be consist of shelter, water and food. Why do I list them in that order; that’s their proper priority. If your home or building is destroyed, the rest of your preparations may be scattered or lost. Second is water. It is necessary for drinking and cleanliness. In the aftermath of an event, preventing injury and infection will become monumentally important since emergency services will be stretched to the breaking point. Also, you can go for many days without food, the same cannot be said for water.

As we have already seen, wild weather is affecting large swathes of the Midwest. This spring will go into the record books as a real catastrophe.  The one overriding truth in all of these situations is that you and only you can and must prepare for these situations and their immediate aftermath.

Help from the authorities is not “just around the corner” and they may even be the cause of the problems. Remember, the Army Corps of Engineers destroyed levees to prevent flooding of cities, good for the city, very bad for the small towns and farms. OBTW, that sounds like: the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Not really the principle this country was founded upon.

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