- Don’t ever take power or heat for granted. They are great conveniences but they can disappear in a flash. Be prepared to survive without them.
- Have an emergency plan, and update it frequently.
- Keep all your important family information written down on paper in a secure location. Storing them on your laptop or on your phone will not be useful if you don’t have power and can’t charge up these devices. Things to include are emergency numbers, SS#, blood types, medications and dosages, allergies, etc.
- Take the warnings from the weather service seriously. Many were caught unprepared by Superstorm Sandy because they thought “oh we won’t lose power”.
- Learn to use a generator safely!! And if you aren’t sure, don’t use it! Several people lost their lives because of improperly used generators. It was an unneeded loss on top of an already devastating situation.
- Take a moment to review the rules of the road. Many people were injured because they forgot or didn’t know that a stoplight becomes a 4-way stop when there is no power. Slow down, too. I will never complain about a stoplight again because it was even scarier without them!
- Don’t take life for granted. You never know when it will be wiped out.
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