A flood that is, and is to come, the
slowing slowly moving Tropical Depression Lee is predicted to bring rainfall totals of up to 6 to 10 inches over the next few days. A slow steady rain had already fallen the past several hours on Sunday. It won’t take much to begin seeing flooded areas before Lee finally moves its way out on Wednesday. Hopefully, it will not be anything like 2010. But it will behoove us to Be Ready!
My family and I have gotten used to preparing for the worse, while hoping for the best. We have already started a safety and disaster plan of sorts. We don’t yet have a full week’s supply of every item as experts recommend. Sometimes stocking supplies can prove futile especially when an unpredictable event catches you off guard.
We have prepared our important documents and personal information for disasters by purchasing a water-resistant float-able case from Suze Orman. It is the perfect size for the items we don’t want wet, damaged, or lost.
It has a complete organizational section for papers and files. All the resource books and document forms are there to make sure we’re able to retrieve whatever information is required. The bottom is designed to hold medication bottles, eyeglass case, and/or whatever we need packed. Having secured our documents, we moved towards preparing a few days worth of personal items.
I was able to get my hands on a nice looking, appropriately sized back pack for the personal items I’ll need for when disaster strikes. I’ll use it for readily needed items like water bottles, extra batteries, and undergarments, just to name a few. I know I
want will not be fully ready for every disaster but I think I’m moving in the right direction with the steps I’ve taken so far.