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Are you prepared for a disaster? NYC, for the most part, has been impervious to Mother Nature and her wrath. Those things don’t happen here! That is until recently, a not so lovely hurricane by the man given name of Sandy decided that it was time to check this fool!
Check us, she did, for the first time in my adult life; food was scarce! Transportation was at a standstill! Electricity was gone for an extended period of time, and there wasn’t a damn thing you could do about it. Everyone was on the same boat, the ones that did the rescuing and those that needed to be rescued so to speak.
Hurricane Sandy was a humbling, eye-opening experience for us all. I learned several things during that time. One of them is that when it hits the fan, the good and the humanity is magnified, as is the evil in people. I also learned that we need to be prepared for situations like Sandy where food, and support services may not be as readily available as they currently are.
Last night, I had a dream that along with my family, I was preparing to hide and brace ourselves for a coordinated homeland attack on all homes with land line phone capabilities. In the dream, we were being targeted by enemies, and they were planning to use those lines to form their attack. Rather than allow them to pull this off, our government decided they would take out all those lines in a controlled fashion when the people could evacuate and be safe. However, the homes would be destroyed, collateral damage.
As I and my family evacuated, I packed our essentials, documents, guns, etc. Then I realized that in regard to water and food, we were ill prepared.
When I woke up, I realized I was dreaming, but that the warning in the dream was real. We are not prepared for a lengthy hurricane Sandy type scenario. For a long time, I’ve been meaning to put together a “go bag,” and I keep putting it off. I’m going to take this dream serious and get something ready. Mind you, as I mentioned earlier, those situations bring the best and worst out of humanity, so you might want to reconsider getting that gun permit.
Are you prepared for a disaster like Sandy? Or even a scenario like my weird ass dream? Let’s hope that this scenario stays in my head where it belongs, but it never hurts to be ready.
Growing Up Bronx