Reasons to Prep – Hurricane Matthew a Catastrophic Category 5 Strike

Featured image: A flooded building in Lumberton, N.C. ~ Credit Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Hurricane Matthew strengthened overnight on its way to the heavily populated Atlantic coast. Here are the latest evacuation orders by state…More than 1.5 million Floridians are currently in evacuation zones.

via Hurricane Matthew Evacuation Orders for Florida, Georgia, Carolinas (10/6/16)

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Reasons to Prep – Major Fire Burns Three Homes In Lincoln « CBS Sacramento

Picture this… You are asleep, or maybe in the shower, it is 5 am, maybe you smell smoke, maybe you hear the sirens…

You know it’s a fire. Continue reading “Reasons to Prep – Major Fire Burns Three Homes In Lincoln « CBS Sacramento”

Reasons to Prep – Iowa’s I-80 May Shut Down For Historic Flood

There are many reasons to prep. Being cut off due to flood and forced to evacuate is just one. I posted about evacuation, bug out bags, and edc bags previously. Events like this could put those plans to the test. Continue reading “Reasons to Prep – Iowa’s I-80 May Shut Down For Historic Flood”

Thoughts on Evacuation and Kids

I mentioned in a recent post, Our First Steps to Preparedness, Michael and I began this journey with these thoughts in mind:

  • To be better prepared for a financial hardship (loss of job, fighting inflation)
  • Some type of disaster situation, such as Katrina, where we might be forced to live off what we had in our home for an extended period of time.

Later, an event in our town had the police in a panic. One officer force-evacuated our minor children (in shorts and flip flops) by yelling at them to “run that way” while pointing his finger down the street! There was no reasoning, no planning, and a non-existent level of confidence in authority. Continue reading “Thoughts on Evacuation and Kids”