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HAS ANYONE SEEN AUNT TELCIA ?
can you find her ? There are 7 people in the photo
I live in Jersey. Last night was the first time I've seen the National Weather Service interrupt TV Programming for a special weather alert warning of a SEVERE Tornado cutting across my area. They were advising people in the path not to go outside. If you hear a loud noise, get away from the windows and go to the basement.
A Loud Noise....in the tristate area? Really? Are you kidding me?
And then there is the issue of seeking shelter away from windows and such. It brought back memories of a time when we practiced hiding under our wooden desks in the event of a nuclear attack. I lived in a 15 story New York City Housing Project at the time. Our 'attack shelter' was the hallway on each floor, complete with ‘shelter’ sign and all. I can remember official drills, in New York City, where they would turn the city sirens on, people would clear the streets and even traffic was supposed to come to a halt. Try that today.
So just for fun, I went to READY.GOV; FEMA's official disaster readiness plan website. You know the one with the advisory to have a "Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place ". And I would love to know how many people actually have a BASIC EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT. Even MOI, champion water drinker, doesn't have 3 gallons of drinking water sitting there waiting in case of an emergency. And most of the people don't even have enough containers or would think of filling the bathtub at the start of a real emergency. Hell…most people don’t even think about what they would do if they lost contact with each other and could not access phone service or the internet.
So on a much more mundane level….I think I need a BASIC EMERGENCY FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE KIT. I have a small plastic container of almonds and raisins in my handbag. A container of bottled water in the car. A pair of sneakers in the car. A couple of wet napkin towelettes in the glove compartment. A small fanny pack with my pedometer, id, in case of emergency phone list, and $10. And of course… my cell phone.
They predict a brutally hot day. I took my walk. Going to try some toning now. And then I plan to just make some sun tea and read ‘The Disappeared’…….
After I duck tape the refrigerator