This article by GA over at Survive2balive
By now most people have had a chance to review the news and images coming out of the Northeast where Hurricane Sandy left a path of destruction. These images represent exactly what we in the prepared community prepare for.
After an event such as Katrina, one would never expect something so similar to happen in this country, especially within such a short proximity of time. We see new pictures every day of people standing in lines for basic needs. We listen to horrific reports of storm victims without food, shelter and other basic necessities. We have even learned of people dumpster diving in search of food. Now, to make matters even worse, they are expecting the arrival of a Nor’easter later this week.
If this event does not wake people up, I’m not sure anything ever will. Are we that apathetic as a society that we will totally disregard the well-being of ourselves and our loved ones? Electing to not have a preparedness plan in place makes absolutely no sense. Sure, some of the residents affected by the storm would have been grossly impacted even if they had been prepared. But how many of the people we see in these daily images were not directly impacted by Sandy? How many are hungry and cold just because they thought something like this could never happen to them and never took the time and resources to develop a preparedness strategy for their family? I would bet it is the
Who is to blame? I have seen countless reports where angry people are accusing the government of responding too slowly to their needs.
The Red Cross is taking a beating by critics for being ineffective. People are blaming the President, governors, and mayors for their predicament. But, how much of this could have been avoided if people had taken their personal preparedness seriously? How much shorter would those lines be if people had ample supplies of food, water, and gear necessary to survive for a few months right there in their homes?
w, you personal survival during a crisis is not their responsibility…it is yours and yours ONLY! Your existence in a post-SHTF world is going to be dictated by how you prepare today.
such as this one daily to take a look around but never take the next step. Too many people just lurk and then leave, electing to go onto something else in their life and once again put their good intentions on a back burner. How many people in the storm’s wake are now wishing they had followed through?