In the midst of turmoil
Remember those fire drills we all had as kids, where we put our pencils down, lined up at the door and calmly walked out to the playground? Fast forward to the present, do you and your family know what to do if there is a (fill in the blank)? Do you know what you would do to be safe? Now, imagine you are fast asleep when you are jolted to your senses by that fire alarm, tornado siren or earthquake. With your adrenaline pumping, it is easy to panic and bolt out of bed and into the darkness of the night unprotected and unprepared for circumstances you may encounter. Knowing what to do when you are awake and having a few items tied securely to your bed post, if you are sleep, can mean the difference between success and failure in finding your family and getting to a place of safety.
What can I do now?
- Compile the tools you’ll need to keep safe in the moments during an “event”
- Learn the safest places to be for the possible disasters in your area
- Have a emergency bags, under your bed, in your office and car
- Practice, practice, practice your family plan