Monday, May 23, 2011


My next door neighbor is a paramedic and today he got sent to Joplin, Missouri to help. The storms as of late have really scared me. I decided that I am going to be better prepared. I live in could have been my city that was destroyed, my family and friends that died or were injured. So much to think about and be grateful for.
My Checklist
  • Devise a Plan for reconnecting family that is not together (kids may be in school, I may be at the grocery store, my husband may be at work, etc.)

  • Gather Emergency Supplies and put supplies in basement. (bottled water, medicine, first aid kit, important papers, extra food, clothing, etc.)

  • Make sure I have plenty of flashlights, batteries, candles, matches and lighters.

  • Pack a bag for the kids with their toys, blankets, etc. These things will make them more comfortable. Anyone with kids knows this is important.

  • I just bought some blow-up beds (Wal-mart/camping section) to put in the basement so if we are trapped, we have something other than the concrete to sleep on.

I know there is probably more, I just can't think of any at the moment. If you have any ideas, please let me know. I will hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog - returning the favor!

    I live in Illinois, so I feel like it could have been us, too. I KNOW I need to prepare, but I just never get it done. Hopefully you will inspire me to get it done.