Hurricane Sandy is relentless. The only good that could possibly come of this super storm is the cancellation of Jersey Shore.
I’ve been checking in with my family to make sure they’re doing okay. Thankfully, they are. One of my cousins has moved in with her sister due to a power outage at her apartment, but I think it’s good that in a time like this, they are all together--especially with a baby in the house.
Emergency situations like this always remind me of emergency drills back in grade school. At the beginning of each school year, each student was required to turn in an emergency pack, which was then stored in a giant trash bin until the end of the year. The typical emergency pack included: a small emergency kit (Band-Aids, Neosporin, etc.), granola bars, canned tuna, a small blanket, an extra change of clothes, a small flashlight, and you cannot forget…the canned Vienna Sausage. Come to think of it, props to our mothers for super packing all these things into a small package for us. At the end of year, if we had not faced any emergencies that required use of these emergency packs, sometimes we’d have a little Vienna Sausage, granola bars party in class. Really exciting, I know. Good memories!
In any case, whether you live in the land of earthquakes, tornado territories, hurricane harbors, or what have you, it’s always good to keep a small emergency package at home, in your office desk, and even in your car. Make sure you have bottled water, some canned foods, a flashlight, a lighter, a small blanket, and an emergency kit with Band-Aids, Neosporin (or the like), wraps, rubbing alcohol, etc. These days, I skip the Vienna Sausage, and pack some healthier options in my emergency package ;)
Do you have an emergency package at home? In your car? In your office?
Do you have an emergency plan?
Stay safe everyone! Lots of prayers to all those currently affected by Hurricane Sandy!
BIG LOVE & HUGS