Grab and Go Strategies

Whether it is a tornado, a hurricane or a blizzard it is essential to be ready at a moments notice

Grab And Go Strategies

D.S. Mitchell

AARP Does It Again

I love AARP magazine. It is loaded with information for the young, and the old.  I was on a clean everything mode recently. As I was cleaning out a closet I found an October 2017 issue of the iconic magazine. The issue was loaded with a bonanza of knowledge. I thought Jeff Rossen did a great job of telling the public how to put together a “To Go Bag.” A “To Go Bag” is exactly what it sounds like; a bag, a backpack, or suitcase (he recommends one on wheels) packed with life essentials.

Be Prepared

It is an important message. Being prepared, being ready for any emergency, is a good thing.  You never know when an untoward event will occur. The recent flooding and dam collapse events in the Midwest highlight our need to be ready for dangerous situations, day or night. Over the last couple of years we have seen the devastation and chaos caused by floods, fires and hurricanes. It can happen anytime, anywhere.  In my little corner of the world, the North Oregon coast, we are subject to evacuation orders because of  earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, floods and even a rare tornado.

Don’t Wait Till The Last Minute

No matter where you live there is always the possibility that you will be forced to move quickly out of harm’s way. Not all incidents of danger are caused by natural events, often these tragedies are man-made disasters, such as toxic spills. The principle idea in the AARP article is to take personal responsibility for your safety. One key way to help yourself is by being prepared for an emergency. A “To Go Bag” is a good place to start.

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