There is Not Enough Food for Everyone in Haiti

People desperate for food in Haiti

People desperate for food in Haiti

People are desparate for food in the earthquake-leveled country of Haiti. Quoting an article from Yahoo! News:

“Brazilian U.N. peacekeeping troops fired tear gas at a frenzied crowd of thousands of Haitians crowding a food handout outside the wrecked presidential palace as delays in getting help to earthquake survivors persist.

They’re not violent, just desperate. They just want to eat,” Brazilian Army Colonel Fernando Soares said. “The problem is, there is not enough food for everyone.”

Here is a link to the original article:

Man rescued from rubble 14 days after Haiti quake

 

Haitian Earthquake Shows Failure to Plan is a Plan to Fail

Emergency Preparedness Food and Water Lacking in Haiti

Lack of Emergency Preparedness Planning Cripples Haiti

The phrase, “Failure to Plan is a Plan to Fail” has been spoken in military circles for decades. But nowhere is it more obvious than in the aftermath of the Haitian Earthquake.

It was apparent from the beginning that the Haitian government had no preparedness planning in place for its people. We can’t say why. Perhaps it’s because 80% of the country lives in poverty. Perhaps the leaders are greedy. I don’t know why. But seeing what has taken place there should impress the need to prepare your family for the worst.

Storing food and water is the first priority. After that, medical supplies, clothing, and shelter are hugely important.

Think your cell phone will save you in a disaster? Think again. Cell phone service is the first thing to go out in a disaster. What will you do if your Blackberry doesn’t work? Look into emergency preparedness communcations. This blog has several articles on the subject.

Prepare your family now, while you are able. Because when disaster strikes it’s too late.

 

72 Hour Kit Buys you Time in a Disaster

72 Hour Kit Buys Time in a Disaster

72 Hour Kit Goes Mainstream

Once thought to be only for survivalists, 72-hour emergency meal kits are flying off the shelves in the wake of the Haiti earthquake.

“U.S. citizens look at what has happened to the Haitian people and want to learn from it. They don’t want to be caught unprepared like those folks”, states Frank Salvo.

“The Department of Homeland Security and FEMA both recommend you have at least 72 hours of food and water for each member of your family. I think people are finally starting to see that being prepared is not such a crazy idea after all.”

The Mountain House 72-Hour Emergency Meal Kit is small, portable, and costs about $53.00. It feeds one person for three days and the food tastes great.

Check it out:

Mountain House 72-Hour Emergency Meal Kit

 

U.S. Soldiers Told To Stop Handing Out Food in Haiti

Solider's Told to Stop Handing Out Food in Haiti

People are desperate for food and water in Haiti

The Army Times is reporting that U.S. soliders have been ordered to stop handing out food in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

“The main U.S. aid agency said the Army should not be distributing the food packages.”

Knowing this, why do people still think the government will take care of them in a disaster?

Here is a link to the original article:

Soldiers Told To Stop Food Handouts in Haiti

 

Devastation in Haiti Shows Need for Preparedness

Devastation Everywhere You Look in Haiti

Devastation Everywhere You Look in Haiti

The incredible devastation in Haiti brings preparedness to the forefront in everyone’s minds.

While storing food, water, and other emergency supplies is not a guarantee against all forms of disaster, it puts the odds heavily in your favor. When you place your intent into preparedness, you tend to be spared. Overall, people who prepare are the ones who fare best in all types of emergencies. It’s just common sense.

Our hearts go out to the Haitian people. It will be years before that country will ever recover. If it ever does.

Just look at the people of New Orleans. There are areas there that will never be rebuilt. Wastelands that are just a constant reminder of one of the worst disasters in U.S. history.

However, the Haitian earthquake devastation tops anything I can remember in the past few decades. Will it go down in history as the worst natural disaster ever to occur?