When Seconds Count, Police Are Only Minutes Away

I was reading this article about a home invasion that took place and it got me thinking about adoptive homes. We, especially those of us adopting from foster care, are telling the birth family, state, county … whatever … that we are going to provide a good home for these kids. We are telling them that we are going to protect them and take care of them. It behooves us to start thinking about how to protect our families from things like natural disasters and home invasions.

Here’s the website from FEMA about preparing for a natural disaster

http://www.ready.gov/natural-disasters

Popular Mechanics has a great article about preparing for a home invasion

http://www.popularmechanics.com/print-this/7-ways-to-protect-yourself-from-a-home-invasion?page=all

Here are some things that we do to protect ourselves:

  • Have 1 gallon of water, per person, for at least 3 days.
  • Have food that doesn’t have to be cooked (canned goods, MREs, etc.) in case of electricity/gas outages.
  • Have matches.
  • Have waterproff matches.
  • Have hurricane lamps.
  • Have lamp oil.
  • Have a dog as a warning system and deterrent.
  • Have defensive weapons in our home.

What do you do to make sure that your home is as

prepared as possible things that we can’t control?

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