The news this year has been filled with hurricanes, floods, forest fires and earthquakes — and that's not even considering the personal emergencies that folks have that can upturn their schedules and routines.
While we don't know when that next emergency may hit, we do know it's never too early to begin thinking about emergency and disaster prep!
AAFA has a for all of us who are trying to remember where that Coleman lantern is.
Another great website to help you assess your risks is , which has a state-by-state map to help us figure out what natural disasters in our state that we should be planning for.
Some dangers — hurricanes, blizzards and flooding — we may have more warning ahead of time.
Others, like earthquakes, forest fires, mudslides or tornadoes, come out of the clear blue.
Here are some other sorts of emergencies we may not see coming:
- family medical emergency
- a local power outage — blackout or brown-out
- a chemical spill or explosion in your town
What do you do to have some basic preparations ready? And for all of those in Hurricane Nate's path, please let us know how you're doing!