Thursday, October 21, 2010
Today is the annual Great California Shake Out. If you have kids it's likely they will be practicing earthquake safety in school, right around 10:21 this morning. You also should be doing it in your office. If you home-school, work from home, or have a trust fund and spend all day bouncing between the gym and the coffee bean you need to remind yourself that this is earthquake country. Do you have water to last you and your family several days? Canned and dried food? Pet food, flashlights, batteries, first aid, the tool to turn off your gas nozzle (where is your gas nozzle dear readers? find it) a battery powered radio and a big bottle of scotch? Your personal list varies only slightly.
Click here for a preparedness check list and here for a suggested list of things to keep on hand (And I don't know if any official organization will tell you this but make a mini kit for your car. I know someone who was stuck her car for 3 days during a blizzard in Buffalo. I know it's not exactly the same but still).
We are the grownups and today is a good day to act like it. Talk to your kids. Make a family plan. Buy what you need. Take care of yourself and the people you love. Have a great day.
Posted by Amy Goddard Smith at 7:14 AM