You Can't Rely on Your Government During Disaster

Aug 05, 2021

Today we go over why you can’t rely on the government in disaster times. It is so true. You can’t rely upon the government to bail you out in disaster times. Our emergency response system is set up specifically for emergencies. You have an emergency like a car accident, or a house fire and you immediately call 9-1-1 and they respond pretty quickly.That will not be the case when a regional disaster occurs. In the first few days, the emergency responders will be assessing and prioritizing their response efforts to do the greatest good for the whole community. Individual emergencies will likely not be prioritized and instead you will be left to fend for yourself, as resources will be stretched beyond their emergency response capabilities. The County, State and Feds will not be coming anytime soon either. It will take time for the resources to arrive, which is why you need to be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 3 days, at a minimum. Although, we strongly recommend that you prepare for 2-3 weeks, as a major earthquake in our region could have devastating impacts upon our supply chain, transportation system, water and sewage, electricity, gas supply, and beyond. You should take the steps now to learn what you need to have on hand and what plans should be in place before the next event. We are currently living through a disaster, and we don’t know when this event will come to a close or when the next event will occur, so we encourage you to get prepared now. As many disasters come with little or no warning. If you feel overwhelmed or don’t know where to start, we are here to help. We have put together a course on preparing your home and family and will be launching that course in September. We take the guess work out, so that you know what to do and how to plan for what may come to our region. So, keep your calendars open for the launch of our course during National Preparedness month this September 2021.