Emergency Preparedness: Got a Plan?
I’ve been thinking a lot about emergency preparedness lately, but the tragic earthquake in Haiti really drove home how unprepared my family is for an emergency of any kind. No cache of water, no extra stores of food. No plan about who is going to pick up which kid and meet where. In having these conversations with my husband, he wants to stash some cash and a gun somewhere in the house. And while that may (or may not!) seem extreme, it certainly seems easy enough to make sure we have some working flashlights and candles in the house. I can't imagine going even a couple days without using my cell phone, internet, or debit card, but I guess in a true crisis that is what we might be looking at. There are some great local resources for creating emergency kits and developing plans for locating and reconnecting with family members. Does your family have these things and what do they look like? Have you communicated to your kids, close friends, and family members what your plan is?