Did you feel that?
The ground shake?
I felt it.
The first thing that came to my mind was..wait I’m in BROOKLYN this is not what I think it is?…right?………. WRONG!!!
The aftershock of Virginia’s 5.9 earthquake reached New York at approximately 1:50 this afternoon . Even though it wasn’t very strong at all, I couldn’t help but to think if it was a real intense disaster like a Tsunami,Hurricane,Tornado or Earthquake what would me and my family do? Because storing bottles of water and canned goods is not good enough. There must be a PLAN. I remember months ago I was handed a flier from a Ready.Gov representative on making a disaster kit. I have no clue where it is now….sad, I know. But I had a wake up call and this time I answered.
Here is what I’m gonna do:
Prepare a Basic Emergency Supply Kit
This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days.
Prepare a Family Emergency Plan
Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations.
Practice the Plan
Go over the plan every 6 months to keep the ideas fresh in your families head or if a certain meetup place are no longer around.
Ready Kids is a different section of the website that incorporates disaster readiness with fun. Click here for more info.
I hope this information is spread in the community. Email,text,call. Do whats necessary to stay prepared and keep our community informed.