Monday, September 12, 2005

In Case of Emergency

Today at about 12:45 pm we had a power outage. From my 12th story office overlooking Wilshire, Knemore and 6th Street, I could see that it wasn't just my office building but seemed to be several block or more. It turned out that it was wide spread from downtown to Santa Monica through Burbank and into points north. My husband called me to see if we were affected and I told him yes. After hurricane Katrina we began talking about getting emergency supplies together, bieng as we're in earthquake country and all. Now this happens. Thankfully it all came back on at about 2:00 pm and we both completed our work day and made it safely back home at the end of the day to find all animals apparently unaware and ready for dinner .

Stuffed chicken breasts were already raosting in the oven when I got home so I put green beans on the stove and sliced fresh vine tomatoes then settle in with a glass of wine while the chicken cooked and the green beans simmerd. After dinner and some Monday Night Football we began talking about the events of the day and discussed the particulars of actually getting some emergency supplies together. We decided we would have a kit at home, one each in our vehicles and at or workplaces. Then we talked about animal provisions and containers in the event of an evacuation. We're considering everything form having the big one strike while we're both at home together, while we're seperated and at work but able to get home, and what the plan will be in the event of a full on evacuation. Who will be our point of contact, if we are seperated where will go to find eachothr if at all possible.

So top of the list it goes. We'll get a comprehensive list of provisions and a plan in place. It's too important not to do everything possible to keep our family, animals included, safe and together. We'll be as prepared as we can be for any emergency. We'll know what to do, where to go, who o call. Hopefully we'll be together, no matter what happens.

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