posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 10:06 AM
Indiana had their ShakeOut early on Tuesday. The rest of the central US is going to have theirs on April 28th, next Thursday.
I've been in Memphis area since '79 and have been taught the 'duck, cover and hold on' approach during and earthquake. Learned something new this
year 'triangle of life'. Corners are often more stable in a collapsing building or structure.
My family can definitely handle ourselves for two weeks of water, but I don't know about a month. But regardless I will not be going 'towards'
metro Memphis after a disaster for any help. IMO, another Katrina situation waiting to happen there.
As you're preparing, don't forget about your car. Roads can become impassible and take hours to get home - have a backpack, emergency kit, water
and food in your vehicle at all times. We have a secret compartment under the floor of our minivan with two jars of peanut butter and 1/2 a case of
Disturbing dream I had a few month back put things into perspective for me. We were at a park with other families and an earthquake started, the sky
turned dark, there were meteors in the sky, the ground broke apart, we were able to drive part of the way home, walked the rest, walked to I-40 and
saw that the interstate was demolished, bridges had collapsed, fires burning at the gas stations. I awoke in a panic because I didn't know where my
brother and nephews were. That day I started a getting a much better emergency stash together.