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2012 Hurricane Season

The daily newspaper here in Honolulu is the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. This morning's paper (6/27/2012) had a supplement entitled:

Disaster Preparedness Guide.
Disaster can strike when you least expect it.
This guide could help you save your family.

If you subscribe to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, I hope that you will review the supplement.  I do not believe that it is online, but there are many such guides, probably one is your area.

We are especially sensitive to disaster preparedness here in Honolulu, and particularly on the neighbor islands.  Hurricanes are an annual threat.  Tsunami too.

You are either prepared, or you are not.  Most people are not.

Rushing to the store once a disaster is announced may be too late.  It is essential to have emergency supplies ready at all times.  Now.

When I lived in Japan, we had earthquakes.  When I lived in Florida, we had hurricanes and tornadoes.  Here in Hawaii, we have hurricanes and tsunami.  Pandemics can strike everywhere -- remember the bird flu?  Power outages can last for days or even weeks.  What if your water is shut off?

Are you prepared?


Charles C. Goodin