Are you prepared in the event of a disaster?

Early this morning a 6.1 earthquake struck the Napa area. Napa is about 40 miles from where I live.

The 6.1 temblor did not wake me (or The Husband) up, which is surprising because of the size and that people living much more south of me felt it. And I usually wake up.

We had no damage whatsoever at our place.

We can’t predict when an earthquake is going to strike next. Being prepared is important.

After Hurricane Katrina, Curt and I were living in the Bay Area and decided to put an emergency disaster kit together.

We have bottled water, canned food, a chemical toilet, hand crank radio, glow sticks, etc. One of our newest items is the Emergency Power Station, which has four functions: flashlight, radio, siren and cell phone charger.

Years ago Curt was out of town and in one night we had two earthquakes. The pictures above our bed are in “fake” frames. No glass. But the other walls in the room have glass frames. I grabbed my Uggs and kept them by the bed.

Someone mentioned to me that they keep a plastic bag under their bed with a few items. So I … Continue reading