This is the kind of thing we prepare for…
You can never be sure if you were prepared until after the fact. Many residents along the East Coast had no idea they’d be facing a powerful hurricane in October, and were not as well-prepared as they could have been.
Hurricane Sandy is an unprecedented storm, and it has ravaged New York, where survival supplies are not usually at the top of everyone’s priority list. This unfortunate event just goes to show that you can prepare for disaster no matter where you live. While many New Yorkers are having a hard time finding food to eat because of the storm, those who stocked up on emergency food and other emergency supplies are in a much better position.
Nobody expected this storm to be such a disaster until it was too late. Hurricane Sandy has devastated the lives of millions of people, most of whom were virtually unprepared for this catastrophic event.
Hurricanes do what they want.
You cannot reason with a hurricane. It will not engage you in a debate on the merits of flooding your town and destroying your home.
You cannot buy your way out of a hurricane. All the money in the world won’t keep you safe from a powerful storm like Hurricane Sandy. Everyone in its path of destruction is at risk.
You cannot hide from a hurricane. With the extensive flooding that has taken place, you’d be foolish to hide below-ground in a cellar or storm-shelter for fear of leaks that would lead to your holding quarters to become flooded, destroying survival supplies you may have stored there. If you keep emergency food in your home, try to keep it in more than one location and keep it as high up as you can so it won’t be lost in flood waters.
Storm safety and the aftermath…
The cleanup effort is enormous.
Many volunteers are coming out to help however they can.
Stay ready with a large emergency preparedness backpack in case of anything.