As we mark the 10-year anniversary of 9-11, I can’t help but think of all the natural and manmade disasters that have occurred over the past few years. Tornadoes, flooding, high winds and power outages are a few of the events that affect our area. I truly hope you haven’t had to deal with any of these events.
However, we know these things can happen, so it’s important to be prepared–just in case. During the nuclear disaster in Japan, landlines, then cell phones went out when the system was overloaded with calls. In fact, it is often easier to call out of your area during an event, than it is to phone locally. Designate someone out of your state or area that everyone in your family can check in with, in case local phone lines are unavailable.
In honor of National Preparedness Month in September, I’ve put together an emergency checklist for you. I hope you never have to rely on it, but I guarantee, you’ll feel better knowing you’re ready. Sign up for my newsletter and get access to it and a multitude of organizing tips, articles and previous newsletters.