NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28: A family shops for bottled water at a supermarket as Hurricane Sandy approaches on October 28, 2012 in the Rockaway Beach neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
Watching Superstorm Sandy unleash her fury on the North East in the safety of our Jefferson County, Colo. I had the ability to turn the television off and the images of the devastation Sandy left behind turned black. The likelihood of Colorado being hit by a hurricane is slim to none, but we’ve seen our fair share of disaster this summer as many were forced from their homes by rampant wildfires, and there is this thing called “snow” that we haven’t seen much of lately that has potential to turn our state into a big white mess.
Looking back on our country’s most notable natural disasters, I’ve gotten a huge wake up call to the fact that most people don’t really think it’ll happen to them…and then it does.
Look, I am not proposing for everyone to build a bomb shelter and while away the days in fear—that’s no way to live—but it is OK to use a little common sense when it comes to protecting your family.


I’ve started a list of supplies for my family, and as soon as I publish this article, we’re getting to work building our emergency kit.
Sustainable Long Island will survey whether the area is more prepared post-Sandy and create a pilot program to educate the public about disaster preparedness. Hurricane Sandy created widespread flooding, power outages and devastation on Long Island, N.Y. Sustainable Long Island, a nonprofit organization that promotes economic development, social equity and the environment, said a State Farm insurance grant awarded last month will develop and launch a Disaster Preparedness Program.
She hopes the study will identify gaps in preparedness, from lack of emergency kits to evacuation strategies. And yet, as I lay in bed the night following the storm, it hit me like a…err…hurricane: We’re never that far from a natural disaster and the only thing to do is to be prepared.


For example, each trip to the store, grab gallons of water, canned and non-perishable goods that are on sale—including medicine and first-aid supplies. According to the New York Daily News’ online live coverage of Sandy’s aftermath, as of Nov. Together we can help spread the awareness of emergency preparedness for our family, friends and neighbors.



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