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Ramblings of an Emergency Physician in Texas



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By: Jane Ann Williams

Sat, 21 Oct 2006 01:46:58 +0000

Found "The Ten Commandments for calling 999" on a Brit site - thought it might be useful. It's the Oct. 6 post. Obviously, 999 is Britspeak for 911. http://www.neenaw.co.uk/index.php/



By: Carol

Fri, 20 Oct 2006 15:24:11 +0000

We live in Houston so we have the required bottles for fresh water, stored non-perishables, propane stove, batteries, lights, the gas cans, etc. (Some of this is a given since we're campers.) We don't "worry" but we do have a plan. If it's a hurricane that's BAD, pack the papers, the pictures, and the dog. Head northwest, enjoy the Hill Country for a few days. Because of the petrochemical industry here it's not completely insane to think there might be a terrorist attack or just a horrific industrial accident. In that case the plan is pack the papers, leave the pictures, get the dog, the guns, the food, and all the ammo. Meet at a pre-planned, specific place west of town, abandon the smaller vehicle, and Get The Hell Away From Houston.



By: intelinurse2b

Fri, 20 Oct 2006 11:17:58 +0000

MI has a government funded ad campaign out right now directings its citizens to a website to help families plan for a disaster, natural or otherwise. Its actually a decent amount of fairly helpful info. I happen to disagree with one of your first commenters, anything can happen-who ever thought airliners would take down the WTC?



By: TheNewGuy

Fri, 20 Oct 2006 01:54:55 +0000

Heh... I live and practice in a hurricane-prone area; disaster planning/mitigation is a part of life here. MREs in the closet? Check. Water and filters/sterilization equip? Check. Generator and fuel? Check. Aux. gas for vehicles? Check. Bug-out container for "the big one?" Check. Communications equip? Check. Network of ppl in the neighborhood similarly prepared? Check. When you've been through a few natural disasters, you tend to have it pretty tightly wired from that point on. That is, if you're the kind who learns from previous mistakes...



By: From a Bohemian Road Nurse...

Fri, 20 Oct 2006 01:23:47 +0000

I confess--no disaster plan.



By: Raffy

Thu, 19 Oct 2006 23:39:21 +0000

Ha! Preparing for a terrorist attack? Don't buy into the hysteria so much, the chances of one affecting you are very slim (despite what the media would have you believe.) Furthermore, I haven't seen any indication that having a plan for a such an event is even possible or plausible, since they are unpredictable by nature. Nonetheless, having a predetermined course of action in case of fire or lengthy power loss is a good idea for any household to discuss just in case, but the reason not a lot of people have these plans is because their frequency doesn't warrant it. If you want to mitigate risk then don't allow anyone in your family to drive in cars.