Fifteen Years since Hurricane Katrina – Nonfiction

path of Hurricane Katrina
Source: Wikipedia

As Hurricane Sally made landfall, I remembered on August 30, fifteen years ago, when I realized I needed to actually put together an emergency kit for my family and me. What made me finally do this is seeing New Orleans underwater after Hurricane Katrina and the levees breaking.  What a devastating part of our history which just seems to be repeating itself today with COVID-19. Continue reading “Fifteen Years since Hurricane Katrina – Nonfiction”

Are you prepared?


OK, we all know about the necessity of being prepared.  We heard, saw, and felt the devastation of  Katrina in 2005, and thought that we should make a plan. The recent earthquakes in Haiti , Chile and southern California renewed those thoughts.  As much as it is obvious for us to be ready for a disaster, it is also confusing to know  how and what to do.  Fortunately, we don’t have to do it alone.

The Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is offering help.  Here is the information about what the office does and how to take advantage of it:

If you want to know how to prepare yourself and your family for a possible disaster, taking a SNAP (Seattle Neighborhood Actively Prepared) class is a good first step.  Check the link below to learn about the SNAP program and Continue reading “Are you prepared?”