At least for tornadoes, we have some warning. I think that's what caught me/us so off guard. We were sleeping and felt helpless.
Avery's first school assignment this morning was to write in her journal about what happened. If she gives me permission, I'll post her account later. She's such a good writer, especially for a 7 year old.
3 things came to mind this (early) morning-
- We need to have consistent family training for earthquakes. I want to make sure the girls know exactly what to do.
- I need to have an emergency kit available. I don't quite know what will go in it, but the tv people said we all need one, so I'll put one together. I assume batteries, water, flashlight, the usual, etc...
- When I fix a big breakfast on a weekday (like the pancakes I fixed this morning), I also get stuck having to clean the kitchen afterwards, because Kevin had to go to work. There's a big pile of mess calling me name. Sigh.