You’re sitting in front of your television watching the weather and a Emergency Warning comes on issuing imminent danger from a fast approaching hurricane with sustained winds exceeding 100 miles per hour…
You get your Bug Out Bag, toss it in your car and drive away that’s what you do.
Sometimes people are just plain stupid. Am I being unusually cruel – no I’m not it’s absolutely a fact.
I live in Florida we get some hurricanes that destroy homes and lives, I know I was one of the stupid ones who thought my block house would keep my family safe. Well luckily for us it did just that.
Howling winds exceeding 120 miles per hour, horizontal driving torrent of rain, wind blown debris turned into deadly missiles and my dumb ass is sitting in the strongest part of the house playing cards with my wife.
That was just a case of dumb and dumber…
When you dealing with a natural disaster that can take your life, blow the walls of your home down on you, uproot gigantic 100-year old Oaks and throw them hundreds of feet away – don’t you think it’s time to get smart and mosey on down the highway after being given the final 24-hour warning?
If you experience an earthquake there really is not much you can do during it other than hope the Earth doesn’t open up and swallow you in one giant gulp. But after you may experience your cities infrastructure gone for days or weeks, it’s time to go.
The same with a tornado – minutes of warning and where do you go – especially at night – nowhere stay home get in a safe place like a bathroom and cover yourself with a mattress and pray it goes around you and doesn’t hurt anyone else either.
I write this article because sometimes we just don’t think and when its life threatening danger you need to get as far away from it as is possible in the advance warning you have.
You think what about work or school or relatives? Forget about work, the boss is probably gone too. Schools will be closed and relatives may be heading to grandma’s in the Carolinas to safety.
Do yourself a huge favor grandma’s house is a good choice if she lives where you are not being threatened.