Some time ago, I posted a number of articles and references for people in the path of Hurricane Irene. As usual when I post about preparedness, I got a few folks feedback about “paranoia” and “let’s not get carried away Mac”. Fair enough. But as we sat in the living room last night having our coffee and enjoying the beautiful fire, I was once again feeling pretty good about having most everything we needed when the power went off. We are among the lucky ones since our power came back relatively quick (around 2300 hours). Some folks up north will not get their power back for days.
Sometimes I like surprises. Sometimes not. Yesterday was a reminder that a surprise only has to impact you as much as you choose to let it. You can’t always predict how big or what kind of event you will have but you can review how you will deal with it once it hits.
As much as I don’t like big government, I think the ready.gov web site is pretty good for a lot of disasters. There is also the Red Cross web site which includes a few lists and recommendations. I am very fortunate to have a wife who supports my “hobby”. We will be heading out to replenish a few items this afternoon so that we can be ready for the unexpected again. In the meantime, just a reminder:
Are you Ready? Are you Sure?