No Insulin Today Maam!!!
No insulin today, Ma’am! I stared back at the pharmacist in utter disbelief. What do you mean there is no insulin today? I am a diabetic and need insulin to survive – what do I do? For 50 years, I have purchased my insulin and diabetic supplies from the drugstore – and have never experienced […]
Top 3 Excuses why Families don’t Prepare for Disasters!
Prepare for a disaster, heck no – it won’t happen to me! Those were the exact words uttered by Shane and Jen when they moved into a new home close to the neighbouring forests. Sadly, 3- months later, they were sitting in a Reception Centre with their young daughter Emma as a forest fire was […]
My House is on Fire – What do I do?
The kids are finally settled at their desks to complete their homework. You are looking forward to sitting down with a cup of tea after a long day. All of a sudden, the shrill noise of your smoke alarm blasts throughout your home, warning of a house fire. You turn around, and you can smell […]
Where do I Store my Disaster Supplies?
If I had a dollar every time someone asked me, “Where do I store my Disaster Supplies,” I would be a wealthy woman. Facing any disaster will be a scary experience as you and your family face many unknowns. But with your Disaster Supplies safely stored away, you won’t be desperately struggling to get the […]
Your Family’s Home Disaster Kit
What Supplies are Needed in Your Family’s Home Disaster Kit to Stay & Survive in a Diaster? Stay and Survive, you say. How do you do that when facing a disaster? I thought it was best to evacuate to safety. Well, that may not always be the case. After a disaster, if your home has […]
COVID19 – 3 Items for your Disaster Kit!
Putting together emergency kits, your goal is to ensure you have the items you need to survive the disaster! COVID19 has shone a bright light on some new items we need to add to our Disaster Kits to keep us safe when facing a disaster. The following 3 Essential Items will help you stay safe […]
What to do when Facing an Earthquake?
Disasters can impact our lives, but I have found Earthquakes to be the disaster most feared. With an Earthquake, we don’t know when the next one will happen, how it will impact our families. There are so many unknowns, and that can be frightening. Being prepared and knowing what action to take will help provide […]
Water – We can’t survive with out it!!!
Water is essential to our well-being, we all need it, and we can’t survive without it. Experts agree we can only go a couple of days without water before becoming dehydrated. Yet, many of us don’t have enough water stored to support ourselves, our families and our pets when facing disaster. Teaching a Virtual Earthquake […]
Holly Jolly Christmas Tips for Christmas 2020
Undoubtedly Christmas 2020 will be a different Christmas! Wishing you and your family a Happy and Safe Holiday! By Jackie Kloosterboer – Earthquake Preparedness Specialist, Speaker & Author – My Earthquake Preparedness Guide Christmas 2017, I thought, was for the record books as a different kind of Christmas. It was indeed a different Christmas […]
Driving and Faced with an Earthquake – What do you do?
Often people who have been in their vehicles during a significant earthquake say it feels like the car has four flat tires.