So, what would you do if you knew that you had just 15 minutes until the water was going to be shut off for the next several hours?
What would you do if you turned on the tap and there was no water at all, and you were not given a 15-minute warning, and there was no telling how long the water would be gone?
That's how it happens in a real disaster. No warning. Suddenly the world collapses around you and the services you once took for granted are gone. No water. No electricity. No communication. No transportation. No police protection. No fire department. No hospital or ambulance service. No gasoline at the station. No food stores open. Maybe even no place to live.
Right at this very moment, in various places around the world, there are major catastrophes happening that are leaving hundreds of thousands of people without a place to live, without utilities, without food, without water — and sometimes without hope.
Why does it always seem to happen someplace else around the world? Will it always be that way? Or will we find ourselves in another Katrina situation one of these days?
- Hurricane season is upon us and Danielle is building in the Atlantic.
- Scientists are saying California is way overdue for "the big one" to hit and tear everything down.
- More than one "enemy" nation is flexing nuclear muscles.
- Stay tuned; the headlines are a constant rotation of similar news.
There is no time like the present to make preparations to handle whatever comes along to disrupt your normal life. Whether it's a knock at the front door announcing a temporary inconvenience, or the sound of sirens letting you know it's time to bug out, you need to be prepared. Being prepared isn't only for the Boy Scouts.