The Absolute Worst Possible Time for a Disaster

The Trinity Atomic Bomb Test, White Sands, July 16, 1945

When are you most vulnerable to a disaster? How about at night, when you are asleep? You’re totally vulnerable. Which is probably why criminals tend to do their dirty work at night.

I’ve often thought the absolute worst time for a major emergency or disaster was in the middle of the night, in the height of winter. As we approach winter here in the U.S., it’s time to take stock of your preparations.

Imagine that in the middle of January, you were to lose power, for any number of reasons. What would you do? Do you have a way to heat your home without electricity. You may have a gas-powered furnace, but does it take electricity to run? Fireplaces and wood stoves would be very welcome during that time.

Survey your preparations and assess your readiness. A major event will likely occur at the most inconvenient time, under the worst possible conditions. So, if you need more water, get it. If you need to buy more emergency survival food, do it. If you need to buy more emergency preparedness supplies, do it.

 

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