While Vic was on a pelagic trip with Sea and Sage Audubon on Saturday, I attended a three-hour disaster preparedness seminar put on by Huntington Beach. I learned so many important things that it is impossible to put them all into one column.
Fortunately, our city is well prepared for emergencies, but we as individuals will need to care for ourselves for at least three days, and maybe for as long as two weeks.
I thought that Vic and I were fairly well prepared for emergencies until I sat through this seminar. There were far more types of emergencies that we could face than I was aware of, and there was so much more that we could do to prepare.
I've spent the past few days putting what I learned into action. We're now in a far better position to face and survive a wide range of emergencies and disasters, both at home and in our cars. After you read this column, please pledge to prepare your household too.