Hi Everyone! Hope you all are enjoying the beginnings of Springtime! Spring is such a nice time of year—everything seems to be renewed and refreshed, trees and plants turning green, bees buzzing past you, baby animals opening their eyes for the first time—you get the point!
However, Springtime can also be a dangerous time when it comes to weather. Flash flooding and tornadoes are pretty common during this time of year. Because the ground is typically already soaked with the winter’s snow, and because it tends to rain a lot during Spring, oftentimes the rain has nowhere to go—except into your home!
Tornadoes typically rear their nasty heads whenever there are massive weather changes—such as severe cold fronts meeting severe warm fronts. Springtime is an ideal time for tornadoes to form. Many of us in the greater Raleigh, NC area experienced this phenomenon a couple weekends ago. Tornadoes are by no means a common occurrence in our area, but they do show up from time to time.
This time, when they showed up, they really wanted to make sure everyone noticed them! We had over 60 separate tornadoes touch down in our area, causing millions of dollars in damage, killing 2 dozen people, and hurting hundreds more. My wife and I managed to escape unscathed—slight property damage but nothing more.
The reason I bring all of this up is to ask the question of you, “Are you prepared for natural disasters?” I know many of us prepare for disasters such as drastic climate change, government collapse, biohazard situations, etc., but do we prepare for every day disasters Mother Nature may decide to throw our way? Disasters that can last only minutes, but can drastically alter our lives none-the-less?
I think it’s important, if you call yourself a “prepper“, to be prepared for any disaster that may come your way—not just the more exciting, conspiracy theory type of disasters. My wife and I, for example, have a hurricane/tornado survival kit prepared. We have a plan and a contingency plan. We knew what to do, where to go in our home, and how to keep ourselves safe when we heard a tornado had been spotted touching down in our area.
Natural disasters can happen anywhere and some can happen with absolutely no warning. The best thing you and your family can do is be prepared for all scenarios. Go over the plan with your family, rehearse it, and come up with an alternate plan in case the first one is not viable. The goal is to survive. Material things can be replaced, but lives cannot. Be prepared and your chances are better that you will survive any kind of disaster thrown your way!
About the Author
My number one focus is growing my own food. I don’t think that really counts as a hobby. For some people it is, but for me, growing my own fruits and vegetables and saving my own seed is the key to survival. The only person you can count on is yourself, if you ask me. The government is trying to help us all with GMOs and welfare, but it’s all a crock. I also like to build things and read Transcendentalist authors from the 1860s.
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