Earthquake alerts us to prepare for future disasters

Letters to the editor

August 26, 2011

Following the unexpected earthquake that Marlyand felt, is anyone prepared for another natural disaster? Think about it: How many of us really know what to do if another earthquake strikes? Has anyone really put together emergency-preparedness kits with enough water, medications and other necessities in case of emergencies?

I admit that I am not ready when a disaster strikes, and I know I am not the only one. It takes one natural disaster to wake everyone up to get them prepared in the event of another disaster, whether it is a terrorist attack, earthquake or a hurricane.

Tuesday's earthquake should be a lesson learned: Always have a disaster kit ready and educate yourself about disaster preparedness.

Easter Kim

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