This is a wakeup call to everyone to start planning to take care of you and yours. As a responder, Im dismayed and saddened at the horror stories
coming out of Japan, especially from devastated hospitals with no food and no medicines, toilets or help, with people moaning in hunger and pain. We
need to understand just how little prepared we are in all of our countries. Our governments have NOTHING for us.
In one area of 6.5 million people, we have around 50-75 perhaps 100...trauma beds. When we get hit like Japan, or Katrina again...there is
nothing....nothing...NOTHING the government can do to bandaid all your wounds, feed your elderly and all the children and send help.There is not
enough for all. There never was. We will be on our own. . Lining up for food, water and medical attention will take forever in a disaster. And what
about all the "necessities" we need each day?
Feminine hygiene is just one example. How about going without for a month or so or longer? You could walk around like that with soiled clothes and
develop toxic shock and die. You wont be able to wash your clothes or yourself. That is just one thing of many such thing we hardly think about not
having. Or toilet paper. Just look at the photos from Japan with people sitting with heads in their hands wondering what the hell happened...as where
is the help? The food? How do we get out of here? Where is the rest of my family? It is hell on earth.
I just wanted to say to everyone, take care of yourself and your family. Plan for the unthinkable. Lists and ideas on how to prepare are available if
you look. Help yourselves now. As we can see now...the governments just CANT...there are only so many of us responders...and millions...MILLIONS in
potential need with not enough food, medicines or help. There never WAS any of any substantial quantities, and as much as they say there are
stockpiles....there never was or will be...enough. We all can see that now in Japan.
Peace to all, and think of your families future. Do what you can now. God Bless.
PS Yes, we all have stockpiles waiting, but not enough for a really big situation, or more than one of them at once.
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