Prepare For Two Weeks On Your Own

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 7 months ago

CBS Los Angeles:

Fire officials were on hand to remind the public of what a similar quake could mean for Southern California.

“A lot of people don’t realize that we are earthquake prone in California, but we also could get a tsunami,” Los Angeles County Fire Asst. Chief David Stone said. “We just haven’t had one in a long time.”

Residents were urged to prepare for a number of disaster scenarios, including how to cope for being at least “two weeks on your own”.

You mean that the police won’t protect the people?  You mean people need to have medical supplies, food and water, and lights and batteries?  You mean that preparing for a disaster – natural or man-made – is wise move?  Oh, and by the way, California residents need to think about this while living in one of the most gun restrictive states in the country, maybe second now to New York or Illinois.

So who are you going to call when there is no power or police, and the inner city gangs are at your doorstep demanding your stuff, or your daughter?

  • Jean

    They won’t last two weeks; most of the water is brought via an aqueduct system. Once the bottle water is gone……Another no go urban area, just like Chicago, restrictive guns laws, poorly managed services, the middle ages with internet and fast food.

  • halfdar

    Californians should also recall that, while they are preparing according to FEMA guidelines, purchase patterns of a certain flavour will get them on an FBI watchlist as potential terror suspects. Canned goods, bottled water in cases, generation capacity, the usual things, all these and more are considered suspicious behaviour now.

  • Mannie

    @ halfdar

    Regardless of what “they” said, there is no way too track your food purchases. Yet.

  • Reciprocity

    “Regardless of what “they” said, there is no way too track your food purchases. Yet.”

    Harris Teeter (grocery store chain) sure knows what my food purchases are. Sam’s Club too. I’m not paranoid, so it doesn’t bother me, but to say there is “no way” is shortsighted.

    Of course, one could use cash only and shop only where you don’t need a membership card.


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