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A lot of people’s idea of emergency preparedness amounts to hoping it won’t happen, not to them.
Until fairly recently, I was one of those people.
Sure, I understood that emergencies and natural disasters can happen. Having served as a translator for a medical mission in the wake of a hurricane in Mexico, I had firsthand knowledge of the devastating impact of natural disasters. I also understood that the impact is even more devastating for people who are unprepared.
Still, though I understood that disasters can happen, I couldn’t quite make myself think they could happen to us.
When I did allow myself to contemplate the possibilities of natural disaster, I would quickly tap into my inner Scarlett O’Hara. I would think about it tomorrow.
Somehow, tomorrow never came. Sound familiar?