Myrl ... Great post about the virtue of being prepared. Seems like there have been a lot of natural events the past few months ... something is always in the news. We personally live in a flood plain ... and, like your areas, we are subject to the whims of the Sierra Snow pack - only ours rushes east!
Great blog! Thanks for sharing!
It seems there are areas of our nation currently enduring much activity while Mother Nature kicks up her heals. Whether it's extreme flooding in Minot, North Dakota, Wildfires in several other states, or at other times, tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri and elsewhere.
Here in California, we are prone to Earthquakes and Wildfires, although we experienced several rare tornadoes that touched down this season. Currently, several areas are experiencing a record snowpack melting in the Sierras. In the Greater Sacramento region, our rivers (especially The American) are running hard, fast and cold. On Wednesday, our emergency crews rescued as many as 42 from the waters in this county. On Tuesday it was 24 emergency rescues. These have generally been recreation seekers, trying to escape the 100+ degree temperatures by using our lakes and rivers to keep cool.
With all these events in mind, both locally and at the national level, it is an important issue to become fully informed about emergency preparedness for types of disaster events indigenous to your community. Whether it is floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfires, or a different type of event, being prepared is important.
There is a website - Ready.Gov which offers a wealth of information on this topic. You can plug in your state for information which relates to your state, or for general information about all types of disasters. I highly suggest that you pay the website a visit, and see what you can do to prepare yourself and your family for these events. Here's the Ready.Gov link, which has subpages that address:
When disaster strikes, you and your family may not be together. It is important to plan in advance how you will contact and reconnect once again. You need to Make a Plan in advance for different situations.
There is also great information on making decisions to Evacuate or to Stay Put. Depending on circumstance, and the nature of the disaster event or attack, you will need to decide whether to stay or go, and to plan in advance for both possibilities.
Once again, it is important to adopt the Boy Scout motto - "Be Prepared."
Real Living Great West Real Estate