I do not intend for this to be North American centric, because I know that horrible disasters in Japan and New Zealand hit this year as well. I am
haunted by all the pics and videos I've seen since spring of this year of all the natural disasters that forced people from their homes and their
land, whether from fire or flood , tornado, typhoon or hurricane, this spring and summer. (I'm not forgetting about the famine victims either, but
there are threads about that. Just type 'famine' into the ATS search engine)
I often think of those people from all parts of the world who have had to drop everything and leave what had been until then, a daily comfortable
routine, until they encountered their own SHTF situation. Families in Japan, Christchurch, Joplin, Texas, Slave Lake lost their homes. Many are
still flooded out in New Jersey, to name but a few.
And I think most of us do care about your present situation. (For those of you who are thinking to make some snide remark about links and pictures, or
aliens, don't waste your time being disrespectful and posting in this thread. Shoo, go elsewhere.)
I am interested in knowing what has happened to the evacuated people, how far away you've gone, how long you've been /were gone, and whether you have
returned or can ever return.
I am also interested in knowing what kind of help you obtained and what kind you really needed and wished you had received. How are you able to post
Were your SHTF preparations of any help? If not, why not? Were there things in your plan you should have revised?
What unexpected surprises awaited you?
The school year has begun. Are your children back in school somewhere?
What happened to your animals and pets?
How are you coping now? Is there any way ordinary people can support you?
Please keep us informed. We all care about you.
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edit on 15-9-2011 by aboutface because: (no reason