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#197751 - 03/11/10 03:03 PM Article on Disaster Preparation in Local Paper
paramedicpete Offline

Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 1920
Loc: Frederick, Maryland
This news article on disaster preparation appeared today in our local newspaper. Not a bad primer.


FNP Story - Disaster Preparation

#197757 - 03/11/10 03:55 PM Re: Article on Disaster Preparation in Local Paper [Re: paramedicpete]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7349
Loc: southern Cal
I appreciate their statement that you need to be able to both Bug Our or Bug In, depending on the situation. Very decent.
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#197761 - 03/11/10 05:39 PM Re: Article on Disaster Preparation in Local Paper [Re: hikermor]
ILBob Offline
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Registered: 02/05/10
Posts: 776
Loc: Northern IL
Not exactly a major newspaper but the article is not all bad.

Warning - I am not an expert on anything having to do with this forum, but that won't stop me from saying what I think. smile


#197768 - 03/11/10 07:23 PM Re: Article on Disaster Preparation in Local Paper [Re: ILBob]
scafool Offline

Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
I read it as a good light article to get people thinking a little bit.
Be Aware,
Make a Plan,
Be Prepared.

No real heavy lifting to do and not TEOTWAWKI
All of it is basic sound advice.
May set off to explore without any sense of direction or how to return.

#197788 - 03/11/10 11:33 PM Re: Article on Disaster Preparation in Local Paper [Re: paramedicpete]
BrianEagle Offline

Registered: 02/27/10
Posts: 27
Loc: Northern Texas
I think the most valuable words in the article were "Be Aware." So much effort is wasted because most people won't understand the specific emergencies/disaster in their local area. Perhaps there should have been some direction on risk assessment.

Some of the risk is directly related to the seasons. It's about to be mid-March in Texas. That means thunderstorm/tornado watchfulness needs to be stepped up.
Formerly known as BrianTexas. I just couldn't remember my old password and had to create a new profile.

#198201 - 03/17/10 03:49 AM Re: Article on Disaster Preparation in Local Paper [Re: paramedicpete]
buckeye Offline
life is about the journey

Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 153
Loc: Ohio
It's an ongoing task, ...

Yes, Yes it is (as we all know). And another good observation made in the story for those reading it who don't think about preparation often.

Education is the best provision for old age.

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#198974 - 03/26/10 06:50 AM Re: Article on Disaster Preparation in Local Paper [Re: buckeye]
Stokie Offline

Registered: 02/05/04
Posts: 175
Loc: Paris, France
Well, the same discussion has hit the papers over here:


It seems this "preparedness" is now news worthy.


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