If you take away one thing from the tragic events happening in Japan, take away this: If this happens to you, you are pretty much on your own.
CNN did a poll today asking its readers: Do you have confidence in U.S. disaster preparedness?
Right now, it’s almost at 80%… 80 percent of the people said no!
And you know what, I agree… but not for the reasons that are most obvious, like Hurricane’s Katrina and Rita. No, this happened two years before and it was called: Hurricane Isabel.
In my area of Virginia ALL of my friends, family and co-workers were without power for at least six weeks. Six weeks… in America! But the image that is seared into my brain is the image of people standing outside of a Food Lion Grocery store where a truck was distributing bags of ice… as if distributing bags of grain to starving refugees. And again, this was in the U. S. of A!
So, if you haven’t thought about it before, think about it today: make sure you have some sort of plan, some type of emergency supplies, emergency water, emergency food, because, believe me, you only have yourself to depend on. During Isabel I NEVER saw one friggin’ FEMA, Red Cross, or rescue squad truck in my neighborhood the entire time!