Where were you? Where were your kids? How quickly could you assess their safety?
This afternoon’s 5.8 earthquake shook much of the region and, along with it, many parents’ sense of security.
Cell-phone communication and Web sites offering information quickly overloaded. Texting and e-mail seemed to be the best form of asking “You safe?” Or, in the case of DC public schools, “Students are safe.”
We all know our family should have a plan for the unexpected. But come now, who would have thought the disaster would come in the form of an earthquake?
Well, I guess that’s the point of a disaster plan: It exists to implement when the world stops making sense. Here’s a link to a previous post on guidance for setting up a plan and tips for family preparedness.
Do you have a plan? Will you set one up now? How did you assess your kids safety? Share your plan with us.
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