The theme for the June 2013 issue of PREPARE Magazine is focused on disaster preparedness in urban areas – and worldwide.
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Our hearts are heavy as we think about the terrible tragedies that have recently occurred. We are all heart-broken by the families who have been forever changed because of injuries and loss of life. We want to offer our prayers and thoughts for everyone who was harmed by the bombings in Boston, explosions in Texas, Tornadoes that hit Oklahoma, and, of course, the families of our precious Veterans. We all have been touched in some way by the recent tragedies, and share in the desire to support and encourage those who were directly impacted – and those who have offered their service to help rebuild and repair lives.
With the tragedies comes the reminder that our moments of life on this earth can be altered quickly by events that are often out of our control. Out of the tragedy of these events we are also reminded that there are caring people in our communities who respond to the needs of others. These special people, along with our brave heroes who serve in our military, deserve our recognition and gratitude. We salute and honor those who reach-out with their service, resources and love, to help others who may be hurting and in need.
Our desire with this issue of PREPARE Magazine is to highlight areas in which we all need preparedness. With tragedies happening all over the world, we know that Preparedness is Global. Regardless of where we live, it is important that we all get prepared for tragic events that may disrupt our lives. A good approach is to consider Preparedness in Layers.
The important thing is to plan ahead, and take action in your Preparedness. If you live in an urban area, you may want to look at some Simple Tips for Surviving a Natural Disaster in an Urban Setting. We never know when we might be called upon to deal with a weather tragedy that may force us to find ways to survive or to help others. From living without electricity or other necessities, to finding Sources of Water in an Emergency, we need to be Prepared and ready to respond.
We hope this issue of PREPARE Magazine will provide some practical and helpful resources to help in your preparedness journey. This publication offers some special tips to help cut costs and save money, and a good reminder – Don’t Forget the Pets! There is also a commentary on our National debt and how that may impact our preparedness. We appreciate the authors who have contributed their writings and knowledge.
Again, we want to send out a Special Thank You and recognize the encouraging participants of PREPARE Magazine and we hope you will take the time to read our heart-felt Thank You letter to the Special Partners & Special Contributors. This wonderful group of folks along with you, our readers, are the heart-beat of PREPARE Magazine. We are truly Blessed to be able to serve with and among each of you.
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