Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

WHAT IN THE WORLD

I talked to Terri today. The kids started back to school today and they are all doing great.

We were talking about the hurricane victims and Terri said she and her associates are pondering their earthquake readiness in San Diego. What might they expect if THE BIG ONE were to occur. So I mentioned the fear in this area of Tornado destruction and we realized how unaware all of us are of our potential natural disasters. We just go day-to-day believing nothing will happen to us. Probably much like the Gulf Coast residents did.

Ron and I laughed because our small community (population 74) has the Mayor in charge of everything -- He is the head of the City Council, the sheriff, the civil defense coordinator, the storm watcher, the fire department assistant -- one other has the Fire Marshall designation but they both have the keys to the fire department and our one truck. What if something had happened last night -- the Mayor stopped by from his Labor Day weekend outing and he was more than slightly intoxicated. We're pretty sure he had been with the Fire Marshall. So much for our first line of defense on major holidays. :-)

1 comment:

  1. I tell you what, I have given a lot of thoughts to the same issue --- preparing myself and my family for a disaster.

    We live in Houston, which is also below sea level. We decided to set up a family disaster fund, make sure all the important documents are in a safe place, the best escape routes to take, and where to meet up. Of course this is only a beginning.

    The first steps to survival is to become aware of the danger.

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