posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 09:13 PM
People have to start listening to FEMA. It has been stated over and over that people need to have a minimum of three days food and water on hand, no
matter where you live. Disaster can happen anywhere, even in the most safe place in the country. This preparedness means people have to have food
they can prepare so having something to cook with is crucial unless the food is canned and ready to eat. You also need a can opener that doesn't use
power to operate.
How come these people are hungry? Were they counting solely on their generators? Couldn't they buy a coleman stove and some white gas and keep it
in their home, stored in a closet or under a bed? A generator should only be run a few hours a day to keep the fridge and freezer from getting warm.
There is no way that a person can have enough gas in reserve to power a big generator all day long, the corn gas goes bad with age. Water can also
screw up a generator, more than one system is needed. I have at least three ways of cooking in my house.
It is good to practice for an emergency, kill all the power and heat for a day and experience what happens. You need to try to prepare foods and
clean up, learning to do this in an emergency would suck as you discover that you did not have what you need.
There should be disaster training and preparedness taught in school and parents should be invited to this class also. I am older, I remember
preparedness of families in the early sixties for extended outages. Most of the people in their twenties and thirties never experienced this, things
have been good in most of the country for many years except for a few disasters. The last six years have been an eyeopener for people everywhere
though, and it is expected tot stay the same in the future if not getting worse.
My words will just pass by those who do not believe that this is possible where they live. A severe storm can hit anywhere. Everyone should be
prepared not for three days, for a week at least. Watch how long it will take the East Coast to get things back on line. It is not the
responsibility of our government to get food to us immediately, it is our own responsibility to fend for ourselves. FEMA and other agencies take time
to get organized and the main concern will be to find injured people, not feed people who did not feel they did not need to prepare. Also remember
that your food can be destroyed by these events, having a coop agreement with friends and relatives is important, so a two week supply for everyone
will last maybe a week if some people lose their food and water to a disaster. Count on your relationships with others. Our government can help when
they can. We are lucky they can help at all, they are so broke that soon they may not be able to do anything at all.