The phone calls, texts and news alerts became routine as utility companies in California turned off power to the lines carrying electricity to millions of people the last few weeks. Here is an interview with some of the locals who were affected. What did they do to prepare and to cope? What do they wish they had done differently?
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Although much of this article refers to preparing for a pandemic or community health emergency the same preparations will provide safety and harmony in your home during a blizzard, extended power outage or civil unrest when you may need to hunker down in your own home for weeks or even months.
60 people were treated after meetinghouse was evacuated.
You can and should prepare now for the possibility of a pandemic. Our government and governments throughout the world, the World Health Organization, and relief agencies worldwide all believe a pandemic is coming.
Despite the clarity of warnings to prepare, myths and misunderstandings abound whenever food storage is mentioned as the object of our focus in preparing for troubled times. To minimize some potential misunderstandings let us identify some common myths associated with this food storage.
We see many references in the scriptures, The Holy Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and the teachings of modern day prophets warning us of events which will occur before the return of the Savior. Why would Heavenly Father warn us so often and for so long of the challenges in the last days? Did He mean to frighten us?
Having spoken with many survivors and those who have volunteered helping survivors, I have come to understand many are storing the wrong foods in their kits. There are a few criteria to follow when considering what foods you will add to sustain yourself and your family.