As we prepare for the California Day of Preparedness Event and on the doorstep of National Preparedness Month all across the United States. We began to wonder why anyone would not want be prepared for any kind of disaster. For whatever the reasons, the reality is many people come up with a lot of excuses for not preparing. Below we’ve listed 5 excuses, and we think #3 takes the cake!
- I don’t live near a fault line where most earthquakes happen.
While California and earthquakes are usually paired together, California is prone to other natural disasters such as floods, landslides, wildfires, and an occasional tornado. So preparing for these disasters is just as important. And I bet you have at least one loved one that does live near one of the many of fault lines on the West Coast!
- My homeowners insurance will cover anything that’s damaged.
Homeowners’ insurance policies usually do not cover events like floods or earthquakes. They are separate specific policies that must be purchased. Besides it is the first 24 to 48 hours one should prepare for and it may take time for insurance companies to respond.
- The government will take care of me.
We all saw what happened with the hurricane Katrina disaster. In some cases, it could take the government days or maybe even weeks to arrive to assist victims. Agencies such as FEMA, the American Red Cross, and others may be able to provide some essential supplies to victims, but then they may have difficulty getting those supplies to the victims.
- I cannot afford to prepare a kit.
Keep an eye out for some events where organizations are giving away first aid kits. This is a great way to start preparing and gradually increase your supplies in small steps. Some cans of food, some water, batteries, etc. You’ll be how fast you survival kit grows.
- I’m just too busy thinking about today, to worry about tomorrow.
Well, if you don’t take the time to think about what may happen tomorrow and prepare…there may not be a day for you to think about. So just take an hour or two some weekend and put your survival kit together. You can even make it a fun occasion and invite family or friends over to participate.
Why not just stop procrastinating and come learn how you can prepare at the California Day of Preparedness this Saturday, August 29th in Old Sacramento. Bring your family, friends, and even you furry loved ones. Not only will it be fun, it will be educational!
For more information about the California Day of Preparedness click HERE.