Be Prepared: How can social media assist you after a disaster?

The purpose of this blog post is to provide my seventh installment in the disaster preparedness series, how can social media benefit you after a disaster. “Just the facts, ma’am.  Just the facts.” – Dragnet Utilizing social media prior and post-disaster has multiple benefits.  In this blog post, I am going to focus on post-disaster, […]

Be Prepared: Who are you going to call?

The purpose of this blog post is to provide my sixth installment in the disaster preparedness series, determining the right individuals for your emergency point of contact lists, and assigning a Personal Public Information Officer (PPIO).  “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan It is not uncommon when the topic […]

Be Prepared: Taking care of our pets in times of need.

The purpose of this blog post is to provide my fifth installment in the disaster preparedness series, the criticality to prepare our pet’s needs in advance, prior to disaster striking. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France According to the American Pet Products Association, (APPA) 67% […]

Be Prepared: Create a memory tote.

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the fourth installment in my disaster preparedness series, establish a memory tote and the importance in doing so.  “Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget you can never retell.” – Louis May Alcott What is a memory tote? A memory tote is a 66 […]

Be Prepared: “Go Folder” – It’s time, let’s go!

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the third installment in my disaster preparedness series, what is a “go folder,” and why is a “go folder” important? “Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.” – Denis Waitley Fact:  It does not matter where you live, disasters can, and […]

Be Prepared: Electronics – How to be ready for a disaster.

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the second installment in my disaster preparedness series, electronics, the importance of having one designated home and the criticality to power up. “You never know when disaster will strike.  When it does, your mobile phone can be a lifeline in so many ways.” – Adam Bockler […]

Be Prepared: Cash is king!

The purpose of this blog post is to provide my first installment in the disaster preparedness series, establish disaster cash and the importance in doing so. Let’s be honest, life seems to go a million miles an hour. No one wants to take time, or make the necessary time, to prepare for an unknown disaster […]