posted on May, 22 2008 @ 04:22 AM
I live near Rotterdam, the second biggest port in the world. We have a helluvalot of chemical industry just 10 to 15 of kilometers away from our
houses. Should something serious occur, I can be quite sure that me and my family are F*7k$d anyway. Not to mention the fact tha in the event of flood
living only 2 meters above sea level does not help either.
Still i try to be prepared as much as possible. Living next to a potential chemical bomb makes you aware of such things, although I think the general
awareness about has become less over the years. I can remember that in the late eighties, when I was 8 or 10 or something, we were tought what to do
in the event of a chemical disaster. We would receive leaflets at home about how to act and stuf. Nowadays, you're never reminded about the dangers.
Because is has been going ok for so long But there will come a day when something goes wrong, or the Aliens come in their tripods to destroy
us, or some bearded muslim decides it's a good idea to blow up the shell petrochemic refineries or whatever. And then there will be panic in the
streets. I will probably be flipping also, but at least I will nknow what to do. Cause I've got my wife and twins to protect. I've got my small
stock to survive at least a week, my dog to help me protect them against looters or vandals and some other stuff to get us going.
I pray that a day like that will never come, but if it comes I will be prepared. Or at least, I try to be. No one can ever be fully prepared for stuff
like this because it will happen when you expect it the least. All we can do is try.
Sounds pessimistic to you? I like to call it realistic.