As you’ve no doubt seen in the news, today marks one year since Katrina pummeled the Gulf Coast and the levees broke in New Orleans. Here in the Bay Area a lot of us, many of whom didn’t live here in 1989 when the Loma Prieta earthquake occurred, thought for the first time about earthquake preparedness kits for ourselves. Remember the ads showing a plate of sushi with “nice to have” and canned tuna with “must have” written next to them? The same with wine and bottled water? (We can’t take things too seriously here!)
Here’s a reminder: check out 72hours.org, prepared by the San Francisco Office of Emergency Services, for a refresher course on what to have on hand …. just in case.