As the granddaughter, daughter and sister of structural engineers I grew up with earthquake preparedness stories. One of my favorites is my grandfather touring the remains of a building in Japan (circa 1920’s) and seeing that the plumbing was all that remained vertical. The story goes that someone survived in the bathtub!
Last week we had a natural gas scare in my apartment building and I had to locate my own grab and go bag. Fortunately there was no evacuation but it was a good wake up call. During Sunday’s less-than Super Bowl, I reviewed and replaced many items in my bag. It was well past due!
We all get lax, but I recommend you pick a rainy, cold, February day and review your own grab and go bag!