Floods and fires

Across the news is the images of flood devastation. In Montana there are still fires burning. Needless to say there are a number of emergencies that can happen.

Part of the planning process should include addressing events that are likely to happen in your area. However, the basic plan should be broad enough to cover all kinds of emergencies. We may not know what kind of event may happen – but we can plan for some things to occur when it does.

Here are some things that you should plan for (note this list is just a number of suggestions): Water shortages, Electrical outages, Communications failures, and a general Lack of essential resources. You should also plan for alternate means of travelling.

Look at your plans and see what you have. Then listen to the victims of these recent events and learn what type of problems they were/are facing. Adjust your plan to cover for those types of obstacles. Then send a donation of some sort to a relief agency that is helping those victims.

One thought on “Floods and fires”

  1. It is so important to plan for common risks and hazards where you live. Talking to the old timers can really help you understand how disasters in your area are best dealt with. They have so much knowledge about living without all the modern conveniences and not depending on someone else to bail them out.

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