This week alone we had the US nearing default on it’s debt, bombing and active shooter attack in Norway, a war in Afghanistan, a war in Iraq, riot in Hollywood, wildfires out of control in the Western US, famine in Somalia, floods along the Mississippi Valley, volcanic eruptions in Iceland and all kinds of other disasters. Are you ready if these problems strike home? Most of these could happen almost anywhere. Most of them have happened in the
The first bit of preparation is to train the family. Devise a plan of action. If something bad happens what are you going to do about it? Will you stay at work or come home? What happens if you can’t get home? What if the wife and kids are at work or school or church? What happens if your home is underwater or under volcanic ash or burned to the ground, what’s the back up plan?
If I am at work, my plan is to stay at work. If the wife is anywhere other than with me, her plan is to try and get home. She seldom goes anywhere that is not within walking distance of home if there was an emergency. My plan is to come home when the emergency has stabilized enough to get home. The back up plan for the wife is to go to the local fire station, or hospital or