Category Archives: Planning

Information for you to build your plans

Make a Plan

This fall, sit down with your family and develop a plan. You’ll feel much better when an emergency or disaster occurs if you can have contact with your family. Figure out how to communicate in a disaster. Where will you meet up? What if you can’t be the one to pick up your young children?… Read More »

Summer Storms and Other Shelter Needs

According to Ready.gov how to shelter depends on the hazard you are sheltering from. I’ll use two hazards from our Multi-hazard Mitigation Plan: Tornado/Wind Storm and Hazardous Materials. During a tornado we all know that you should shelter in a basement, or on the lowest level away from corners, windows, doors and outside walls. Practice… Read More »

PLAN, PLAN, PLAN

We never know when we may by hit by a disaster or emergency. This time of year it is especially difficult to survive the weather related emergencies. Power outage, caught out in a storm, car won’t start due to cold or stalls because it overheats. So many things can happen that may begin as an… Read More »

Surviving Winter in North Dakota

    Ahhh winter, it arrives whether we like it or not,  here are some ideas for what to do in  a blizzard; If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace have at it, what a luxury when the power is out! To stay warm otherwise, we use a stove hooked up to the… Read More »