Do you have a family emergency meeting place in case of disaster?
Do you think it's important to have one? Why?
A wonderful question : It would be wonderful if we did, but we do not, and I could see where that would be a great idea.
What is a disaster ? To every individual a disaster could mean many different things.
Helping one another in hard times, bad times, weather emergencies, maybe during hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes.
If your poor, and your car breaks down, and have no way to repair it, and you need a way to get to work, and you know that if you do not get to work you could get fired, then that could be almost a disaster. Great way for relatives to get together to help the younger folks spread their wings, to get them launched and boosted a little bit.
Sure some relatives will complain, especially the tight wods that would not give a starving dog even a bone to chew on. Why ? That old standby term : " If I help them, I may as well help every dang soul on earth, do I look like a walking charity fund ?"
This is why there hardly are never such things as a place for family to meet in and emergency, or disaster.
It's a shame, and the reason is called greed, selfishness, and the fear of parting with money. God Bless You friend.
We sort of have a family emergency meeting place in case of disaster. Currently, if we get separated, we are all to meet up at the local fire department. In theory, that is a great plan, but what if the fire department has been displaced? Depending on the type of disaster, that could happen. Then what would we do? Your question prompts me to figure out a more sophisticated plan.
Yes. I think it is important to have an emergency plan. In severe types of disasters, when it comes to sharing resources (food, water, and shelter), family members are going to be the most likely members of society who will help. If I had to choose between helping a family member over a friend, the family member would win my support - no thoughts about it. I can't imagine too many people who don't think the same way. I couldn't imagine turning my children away to help a stranger instead.
Sure do. But is "one" meeting place enough? Should there be a fire, and the one chosen puts you in danger or unable to use, its extremely important to have a "secondary" meeting place. Great question!
Yes! We live with the constant threat of earthquakes, so we have agreed to meet at a local park. We carry emergency kits in our cars w/ extra walking shoes. It's gotten complicated w/ our kid's school evacuation plan being across town, but we'll try to regroup. It would have to be a massive disaster to go into that plan.
i have never thought of this but am now, i think after seeing all the news reports of families seperated after tsunamis and earthquakes a meeting place would provide a bit of sanity in an insane situation,a bit of hope that you had planned something instead of panic. I will make sure my family talk about this subject soon just in case.
Yes and yes. In the event of a disaster there will likely be chaos in various forms. If you are not together it may be impossible to communicate with other members of the family as cell phone towers usually get overloaded during such times and most people do not carry radios or their like on them. In some cases electronics may not work at all. If you are together and get separated for whatever reason you would have the same problem. Finding your family and ensuring their safety is usually a person's top priority. The easiest way to do that is to be all together. Having an emergency plan is always important because you never know what could happen, but perhaps even more important than just discussing one is attempting to practice it at least once a year with all family members.
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