We get asked this question a lot in California. “Are you ready for the BIG one?” If you live in Oklahoma, “the big one” might refer to a tornado or perhaps where you live hurricanes or volcanos are the issue but in California, “the big one” refers to the next big earthquake on the horizon.
With Japan in our hearts and minds it’s a good time to remind everyone to get prepared. Regardless of what natural disaster is most likely to strike your neighborhood, the fact remains that there are unpredictable risks involved in all of our homelands and many of us are unprepared.
A twitter friend brought this question to my attention:
Should we be leading the way in helping people think critically about natural disaster preparedness? Do you have a plan worked out with your family if disaster strikes? If so what is your plan?
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