I am sure just about everyone here has followed the events that unfolded in japan last week. Even if the disaster was 200 miles away, it can still indirectly affect your town..if it had the same circumstances in japan. With Tokyo 190 miles away from Sendia, Tokyo, seems to be having a food shortage.
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Sendai is also having serious issues with resources. Food, Electricity, Power, Fuel, Food and now, the nuclear threat is imposing serious challenges to survive.
My question to you all, do you have your GO BAG and FUEL containers of fuel ready to go? If you are going to stay, do you have enough of all the essentials to survive a big disaster?
Does anyone here also have a check off checklist to fill out of what is needed per person per day? Lastly, don't depend on local emergency first responders if there is a need during a disaster. Chances are, they will be overwhelmed. Worst cast, the fire truck may not even leave the fire station if the quake damages the garage doors, preventing them from opening. This was one of the reasons why the fires spread quickly in Francisco.
My emergency list is as follows:
-Water supply for a month
-Food supply for a month or more
-Sanitation -way to dispose of for a month. Sewer pipes may be cracked.
-Canisters of Fuel stored away with fuel stabilizer.
-Emergency pool of water, water pump and fire hose. Fires erupt after quakes.
-4X4 with winch.
-4x4 trailer to haul the extra gear
-GPS - Use GPS to record your houses lat/long location incase fire or Tsunami wipes out location
-Arm band gps- incase you are injured and imbobalized, you can radio out your location
-Riffle or shotgun yes security is important
-Out of area emergency communications
-prybar - One guy was stuck in his bathroom for a few hours because the house frame twisted, keeping his door shut tight. What if the house was on fire? keep a pry bar in windowless rooms to pry open the door.
-Chainsaw - to cut the down trees across the road.
List goes on and on. I think if you had the money, a 4x4 and trailer, then most of these items can already be sitting inside the trailer in a locked garage.