National Preparedness Month Don’t Wait, Communicate.

Don’t Wait, Communicate.

“ Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” is the theme for this years preparedness month.

September is recognized as National Preparedness Month which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare.

Throughout the month of September, we will be bringing you preparedness tips. Also, some great deals on supplies from companies we know and trust.

The information below is available from We have posted the links for your

Make A Plan!

Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to think about the following situations and plan just in case. Consider the following questions when making a plan:

  • How will my family/household get emergency alerts and warnings?
  • How will my family/household get to safe locations for relevant emergencies?
  • How will my family/household get in touch if cell phone, the internet, or landline doesn’t work?
  • How will I let loved ones know I am safe?
  • How will family/household get to a meeting place after the emergency?

Here are a few easy steps to start your emergency communication plan:

  1. Understand how to receive emergency alerts and warnings.  Make sure all household members are able to get alerts about an emergency from local officials. Check with your local emergency management agency to see what is available in your area, and learn more about alerts by visiting:
  2. Discuss family/household plans for disasters that may affect your area and plan where to go. Plan together in advance so that everyone in the household understands where to go during a different type of disasters like a hurricane, tornado, or wildfire.
  3. Collect information. Create a paper copy of the contact information for your family that includes:
  • phone (work, cell, office)
  • email
  • social media
  • medical facilities, doctors, service providers
  • school
  1. Identify information and pick an emergency meeting place. Things to consider:
  • Decide on safe, familiar places where your family can go for protection or to reunite.
  • Make sure these locations are accessible for household members with disabilities or access and functional needs.
  • If you have pets or service animals, think about animal-friendly locations.

Examples of meeting places:

  • In your neighborhood: A mailbox at the end of the driveway, or a neighbor’s house.
  • Outside of your neighborhood: library, community center, place of worship, or family friend’s home.
  • Outside of your town or city: home of a relative or family friend. Make sure everyone knows the address of the meeting place and discuss ways you would get there.
  1. Share information. Make sure everyone carries a copy in his or her backpack, purse, or wallet. You should also post a copy in a central location in your home, such as your refrigerator or family bulletin board.
  2. Practice your plan. Have regular household meetings to review your emergency plans, communication plans and meeting place after a disaster, and then practice, just like you would a fire drill.

Don’t Wait, Communicate.

Download And Print A Plan

Here is a template that you can download, print, and fill out:

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RIGHT ON MAXINE!!! This is the best analogy yet!


Right On Maxine Leave it to Maxine to come up with a solution for the mess that America/Canada/UK/Germany/Australia/NZ is now in economically.

I bought a bird feeder.  I hung it on my back porch   

and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder

it was, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.


But then the birds started building nests in the boards
of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue.

 Then came the shit.

 It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table …everywhere!

 Then some of the birds turned mean. They would
dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had
fed them out of my own pocket.

 And others birds were boisterous and loud. They
sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at
all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.

 After a while, I couldn’t even sit on my own back porch anymore. So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built
all over the patio.

 Soon, the back yard was like it used to be ….. quiet, serene…. and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.

 Now let’s see…… Our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care and free

education, and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen.

 Then the illegal’s came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor;
Your child’s second-grade class is behind other

schools because over half the class don’t speak

 Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to
‘press one ‘ to hear my bank talk to me in English, and
people waving flags other than “ours” are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.

 Just my opinion, but maybe it’s time for the government to take down the bird feeder. 




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