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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Are You Prepared?

Please, please, please GET YOUR NICKERS IN A BUNCH if you see this happening....don't stand and watch as these folks did....what were they thinking? I guess some folks are begging to be taken out of the gene pool....not about you?

After the Tsunami recently and not hearing from Barb of "BEJEWELED QUILTS BY BARB" blog I started thinking how prepared we are for an emergency.

I have batteries, gas, bottled water, canned food, blankets, flash lights etc....but what about those very important papers if our house flooded? What about our kids medical records? What about copies of all our credit cards and house papers etc? What about all our photos? If a tornado hit and we lost everything how would we tell the insurance company what we owned? Who would know what they have exactly?

I did what I always do....I Googled Emergency Preparedness and found this site with great checklists and I thought I would share them with you.

You will be able to find lots of great information and start putting together some tangible plans for you and your family should you have an emergency. I thought it would be an excellent idea to scan birth records, prescriptions, all phone contact numbers, home and auto paperwork, immunization records and all your most important documents and put them on a thumb drive. They are pretty cheap. If you keep one at home and then mail them out to your family and/or friends. Should something happen....they would be able to help you retrieve those documents and even have a list of all your contacts to check with them as to your well being.

We put all our pictures backed up on a drive in our safety deposit box. Of course I started thinking....what if the flood goes into the bank and ruins our drive....what then. So I think I"m going to have another back up made and sent out of state for safe keeping.

Ready America has a great list of items for kits as well. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention also has some great info. The American Academy of Pediatrics has some excellent information for families with children. The American Red Cross has information as well. FEMA has a list of information about different types of emergencies and disasters. For those of you with pets, Pet Finders has information about helping your pets during an emergency. has a list of first aid disaster preparedness products that may be helpful.

Ok....I've done my job...well....Google and I went to work to help you have a plan for those things in life that are unplanned. ( I'm sorry if you get pregnant and it is unplanned....I have no advise for you.....other than....get your sleep now....cuz good sleep it is over for the rest of your life!!!)

If you have information or great ideas that are not listed here....please, please, please leave a comment or an e-mail and share those tips with the rest of us.

AND because I put this list are now obligated to take my family in if there is an emergency....and we want all your quilts to keep us warm and your needle work to give us interesting things to look at!!! Oh yea....we'll need some PB & J sandwiches on whole wheat bread, diet pepsi, apple juice and milk with lots of chocolate chip cookies too!!!

Safe Smiles,


  1. Love the idea of the thumb drive,

  2. Unbelievable!!! Thanks for all the info!

  3. Interesting video. I've heard of flash floods, but only seen the final damage. This was amazing. I agree I wouldn't stand that close. Same thing about standing near the surf. I've seen people pulled in, via a rogue wave, when standing on lava rocks in Hawaii or on piers, and they get really banged up.


  4. Excellent post. Makes me stop and think. I have a lot of things to do to get prepared, especially since I'm responsible for my 92 year old mother too. Thanks for making me stop and think!


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