Are you prepared for an emergency? Perhaps some of you feel you are, while others know you are drastically unprepared. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the impending hit from Hurricane Irma, many of us may be asking ourselves how to step up our emergency preparation plans.
Typically my Weekend Wellness post is a sharing of finance, fitness, food, and fun, new recipes and featured articles from around the Internet. Today I wanted to share a round-up of posts on preparing for emergency situations instead. While it is always important, being prepared for an unfortunate crisis is on my mind more than ever right now. I hope you’ll forgive me for skipping the usual format and join me in taking steps to improve your emergency preparedness.
We have a home in Central Florida, and while I am concerned about it, that unease is nothing in comparison to my worry for the people in Florida and neighboring states, as well as areas already hit by the storms. But let’s face it, emergencies happen every day, and we often do not have a warning about them. Taking some time now to create a plan and assemble supplies will leave us better able to handle an unfortunate surprise later.
I know we’ve got more emergency preparation to do. Unfortunately, it’s too late to do anything but pray for our Florida home or our neighbors and friends there as we are over 1000 miles away. However, we can do better at our main home and with the help of some great articles I read recently we are.
September is National Preparedness Month
Please take some time to review these articles yourself and pass them along to family and friends. Take time now to shore up your finances, health, and home to help you handle future emergencies whether they be a storm, wildfire, accident, or other disasters.
Am I A Prepper? No, Just Prepared – The Retirement Manifesto
Hurricane Prep List – Stock Up and Prepare Your Home – Abbotts At Home
Everyone Must Prepare for Emergencies – Zero Day Finance
Why Do You Have A Panic Room? – Othalafehu
September is National Preparedness Month – National Weather Service
Preparedness Month 2017 – CDC Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
Just a Few Things to Consider in your Emergency Preparations
Finance – Do you have cash readily available? An emergency fund? Adequate Insurance? Money for insurance deductibles?
Fitness – Could you walk miles to reach safety or find supplies? Are you able to carry supplies or a family member if necessary?
Food – Do You Have Food and Water Supplies to Last You 1 – 2 Weeks? Medications? Food for pets?
Fun – Say What?
Assuming everyone is safe and you are just waiting out a power outage or snow to melt, having activities to amuse the kids or even yourself will be helpful during the wait.
Please feel free to add your thoughts in the comments. Let us know what you’ve done or plan to do for your own emergency preparation so we can all learn more.
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Wishing everyone a safe weekend!
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