My List

10 Apr

I did Exercise 1 this morning so I could share my answers with you! Here’s my complete list, in no particular order. I bolded the emergencies that I decided were most likely to occur.

  • Flood/Tornado/Hurricane/Earthquake…natural disasters
  • Riot/general urban unrest
  • Fire in my building
  • Long-term power outage (possibly due to weather, above)
  • Widespread food shortages
  • Loss of job
  • Government takeover/martial law
  • Economic collapse
  • Terrorist attack
  • Asteroid hits the earth
  • Global pandemic
  • Zombies (just had to include this one!)

In my opinion, the smaller-scale events are more probable than the global catastrophes. My part of the country is subject to tornadoes, so that was one of the first things I circled. I think that most cities could be in danger of riots. Power outages were next on my mind because I had lived through several extended ones during my childhood  in Pennsylvania. Finally, I picked fire because I live in a high-rise with several hundred other people who may or may not know how to safely operate a stove!

The others range from somewhat plausible to really “out-there,” so I’ll  concentrate on these four potential emergencies for now.

I already have a 3-ring binder on hand, so I stuck my list in the front pocket and went on with my day!

Have you done the exercise yet?

What sort of emergencies are you worried about? 


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