Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Friday, February 8, 2013

Observations from a Disaster Survivor

 The following post is from James Roddey's site ReadySetPrepareBlog.
After Superstorm Sandy - Observations from a disaster survivor who thought he was prepared.
Frantz Ostmann, who posted these observations on November 17, 2012, is a regular guy, a dad with kids and pets, that thought he was pretty well prepared for a disaster. This was posted online three weeks after Superstorm Sandy left his community struggling to recover and his home without power.

The downloadable lessons were prepared, abridged and amended by James Roddey of ReadySetPrepare!, first posted by Eric Holderman on on January 4, 2013.

“There are many lessons here. These observations really sum up
what it’s like for a family coping with the aftermath of a disaster.
I've offered some suggestions for some of the problems (in blue);
others are thoughts that really hit home. The bottom line–quit
thinking it won't happen. That's the mistake millions of people in
the Northeast made. But we in the Northwest are a lot smarter
than those unprepared folks back east…aren’t we?” (James Roddey)

Observations and tips

1. The excitement, coolness and camaraderie wears off around day three.

2. You are never prepared to go weeks without power, heat, water, etc. Never!
To read the rest of the post go here.

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