Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Disaster Preparedness Class #5

(This picture is just one of many scenes of Huricane Matthew's devestation to our area that I'll be sharing throughout this class.  I do not remember where I got this picture so I can't give credit.  I took many photos myself and others were shared with me so please understand if I can't give the proper credit for each photo I'll be sharing.)


It’s been over a week since the disaster started and you’re trying to hold it all together. Everyone is tired of not having electricity and their tempers are on a short fuse. No one is used to being together this much and tensions are building. It’s time to call a family meeting and discuss some ways to cope? How is your family coping? What are your family’s biggest complaints? What are yours? What is your plan for keeping peace in the family?

In addition, what are you doing or have done with your refrigerated or frozen foods? How are you flushing the potty? Do you have clean drinking water? How is everyone getting bathed and staying clean? How are you keeping everyone busy or entertained?

Reminder:  nothing is coming in ... what you have on hand is what you have to work with!

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She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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Monday, May 29, 2017

Disaster Preparedness Class #4

(This picture is just one of many scenes of Huricane Matthew's devestation to our area that I'll be sharing throughout this class.  I do not remember where I got this picture so I can't give credit.  I took many photos myself and others were shared with me so please understand if I can't give the proper credit for each photo I'll be sharing.)

It's been 5 days since the storm came through and if you had to evacuate you've now been notified that everyone who lives in your neighborhood can go back home. 
Fortunately, you only had to be out of your home for 3 days. You are a bit apprehensive about what you are going to find. Once you’re back at home you discover that the water got up to your door but did not actually get in your house.

What is the first thing you’re going to do? There's still water standing in your yard. You still do not have any electricity and from the looks of your neighborhood, it may be awhile before you do. If it’s cold, how are you keeping warm? If it’s hot, how are you managing the heat? How are you feeling after being away from your home for 3 days? What are you going to feed your family for dinner?

If you did not have to evacuate, how are you doing? Have you settled into a daily 'disaster survival' routine?  What does it look like?

The 'new' has worn off of the situation and everyone just wants this whole thing to go away ... but it won't.  You have no choice but to continue on making the best choices you can with what you have on hand.  

Want to see how I’m doing on my April’s to-do/goals list … go HERE.
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She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Disaster Prepredness Class #3

(This picture is just one of many scenes of Huricane Matthew's devestation to our area that I'll be sharing throughout this class.  I do not remember where I got this picture so I can't give credit.  I took many photos myself and others were shared with me so please understand if I can't give the proper credit for each photo I'll be sharing.)

I loved reading about your first ‘disaster day’ survival!   Looks like everyone purred through it without any trouble, things however, are going to get a bit more interesting today ….

You’ve got 2 feet of water standing in your yard, more in others and it’s still raining.  It’s been 48 hours since the storm started and it has finally moved out of your area but not before dumping plenty more rain onto an already saturated ground.  You can see that water has gotten into your neighbor’s house and you fear that yours will be next as there are warnings that the rivers have not crested yet and it will get worse.  You look down the road and see what was once a parked car being swept off the road by running water flowing over the road.  Before you can react, you hear a knock on the door and it is the sheriff telling you that you have to evacuate NOW due to rising water.   They will wait for and escort you and your family out of your house.  You have 15 minutes.  You are feeling overwhelmed and panicked!  What are you going to grab?  Where are you going to go?  How are you going to prevent the things you are carrying out of the house from getting wetWhat’s your weather like today, are you evacuating in cold weather, hot weather or mild weather? 

For those whose homes are situated on a hill or hillside above what 2 feet of water and continued rising of another possible 2 feet could reach, you do not have to evacuate but you do have to continue to deal with no electricity and being trapped on your property.  The same goes for those whose weather means they have snow or ice instead of rain?  How are you managing if you are staying put?  What does your day look like?  How are your resources holding up?  Are you running out of anything yet?

Want to see how I’m doing on my April’s to-do/goals list … go HERE.
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She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

If you are blessed by what you read here and would like to help financially support my writing, you can do that by making a small contribution by clicking on the donate button. I would be very grateful! 

 

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Disaster Preparedness Class #2

(This picture is just one of many scenes of Huricane Matthew's devestation to our area that I'll be sharing throughout this class.  I do not remember where I got this picture so I can't give credit.  I took many photos myself and others were shared with me so please understand if I can't give the proper credit for each photo I'll be sharing.)

This is the day that your imaginary world changes. Whatever resources you have right now is what you will have to work with during this disaster. For some this imaginary disaster is occurring in the summer, for others it’s in the winter and for some it’s between the two. Whatever season you’re in, that’s your background for this scenario. Whatever your weather is for each day of the ‘scenario’ is the weather you will be dealing with. Also, nothing is coming in, what you have is what you have to work with.

Okay, let’s go …

It’s the middle of the night and a massive storm is blowing through. Everyone is in bed sound asleep and you are suddenly awakened by something, but you don’t know what. In your groggy, half asleep mind you realize that something is not right … it’s too quiet and the house is completely dark. Your first thought is that the street/yard light must have gone out and then you realize your night light is not working either. Somewhere in the recesses of you groggy, sleepy mind you vaguely remember hearing the weather person say something about a front moving through that could possibly bring some heavy rains, so you chalk it up to a temporary power outage and turn over and go back to sleep.

The next morning you realize it was not just a temporary power outage. Looking out the window you see your yard is full of water. You open the door to get a better look and see trees down and realize, for the time being, that your family is trapped in your home … and it’s still raining … hard!

The family is starting to get out of bed and want to be fed. Is your house cold? Then they are cold. How are you going to get the house warm? If you have children they are full of questions about the water and the rain and the downed trees and about why there is no electricity. They are scared. What's the first thing you're going to do? What are you going to feed them and how are you going to reassure them about the weather? What are you fixing for breakfast? What about lunch and dinner?
Want to see how I’m doing on my April’s to-do/goals list … go HERE.
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Check out my little cottage industry:  Pillowcases by Patsi
patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

If you are blessed by what you read here and would like to help financially support my writing, you can do that by making a small contribution by clicking on the donate button. I would be very grateful! 

 

 Thank you for using my Amazon affiliate link when placing your Amazon orders.  I earn a small percentage that doesn't increase what you pay and it helps me keep my pantry well-stocked! 
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