No, we did not have an earthquake, but living in an area that is prone to have some real shakers, has volcanoes that blow their tops and flooding, it made me wonder, how prepared are the people that live in my community and what does the county or city do to help educate them?
In our home, we have 3 battery operated radios, wall candles and extra candles, varying sizes of flashlights and lots of extra batteries, plastic ware, paper products, extra quilts and blankets, medications are kept well in advance so nothing happens. We have a generator, lots of firewood, propane for the grill and small cook stove, we have dried foods, oatmeal, soups, granola, dried fruit, first aid kit and water frozen in the freezer:
#1- To keep the freezer and fridge cold should we loose power
#2-To have water when it thaws
We have walking sticks, emergency paperwork in a portable file and other things we can grab and run with. The last disaster in this area left Aberdeen cut off from power for 3+ days & that included ice and gasoline, no one could get into town or out the roads were closed from trees down and flooding.
Many people were not and probably still are not prepared and when I talk to people, they laugh at me. This is not a laughing matter. We should always be prepared. If you can't afford an RV as an extra place to live, have ready a pop-up tent to use until your home is safe again or there is shelter available.
Don't get caught unprepared and always, if they tell you to leave the area, go when the getting out is safe and easy!