Consider Getting Out Of Town

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Hi folks, Mr. Prepared here.  The next time there is a hurricane heading your way, you just might consider getting out of town. When hurricane Ike hit Texas in September, a lot of people decided not to leave.  Why?  I don’t know.  Maybe they couldn’t afford to, but here’s what happened to some – they were bussed to a vacant building, 1600 hundred people all in one old empty building with very few bathrooms, leaking roof, almost no privacy, tension was high, fights broke out, four people were arrested, one person was tasered (police like using that taser gun – but some people need it, they just don’t listen.) Many people claimed the building was unsanitary and the fear of crime and violence was constant.

 Folks, the point is that you need to be prepared.  I’m sure officials who converted the building to a shelter did the best they could with what they had in such little time. So try to save a little money for a rainy day (get it!) Save enough money to get out of town for a couple of days – gas, food, 72-hour survival kits, etc. You don’t have to go far, just get out of the way of the hurricane or you could end up in a shelter like those people did. Not me.  I see it as good reason to take a little vacation!

 Remember be smart, be safe, be prepared.  This is Mr. Prepared bringing awareness to preparedness.