On Tuesday we had a bit of an Earth quake. I was washing my hands in the bathroom when I heard my Husband call me
"Joanne did you feel that?"
"Feel what?" I asked. Then he proceeded to tell me that he thought we had had an Earth Quake. My kids ran down from upstairs to say that they had felt their beds shake and the floor vibrated... We live on the Eastern seaboard and so we felt the result of Virginia's 5.9 Quake. The news came on shortly afterwards to indeed confirm it. It seems that everyone felt it....but me.
I swear I felt nothing! Typical... I have been able to tune out noises like whiny children, complaining spouse, squeaky brakes that alert everyone in a five mile radius that I am coming to a stop, I have slept through horrendous storms, tuned out ignorant bosses and the blah blah blah of a cashier who won't stop talking about her love life.....now this.
But as my Husband went to work that afternoon I started to think about what if....what if it had been stronger than what we felt? what if the Earth quake had hit closer? What's our emergency plan?
Currently this is it
Not good. Don't we have to have extra water and some canned food to last for weeks?
Do I need to stock up on beef jerky?
If we had to evacuate our home what are the things we absolutely need to take with us?
All valid question and I have no stinkin' clue. I mean I have the essentials, but not all in one place. An Emergency kit will assure that we have everything on hand.
In a few days a Hurricane is suppose to make a visit to my area and the news is asking that we take this one very seriously.
So I have done a bit of research and have a list of sites that may help.
So tommorrow I am off to buy a big tupperware tub and fill it with Essentials
First on the list...Water
Hey, look in case of emergency I need a kit kat to calm my nerves!