Why are we always so Unprepared? Reminder of why to prepare.

Its 9:20am and as I walk from the parking lot to the nearby coffee shop in Downtown DC, I notice most people unprepared for a possible snow storm that may or may not shut down the city and surrounding DC Metro area for a couple of hours.

Even though we are all aware of the weather forecast, we yet again miss out on the important details like: PREPAREDNESS, READINESS, CONTINUITY PLANS. What if you can’t open your business tomorrow, or can’t commute to work? As a worried and responsible citizen we are all responsible for preparing for the unexpected to later fulfill our responsibilities as service providers to society. 

Identifying the resources and dedicating significant time to plan and prepare will be very rewarding thus minimizing the effects of an adverse event. Thanks to our friends @FEMA http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather ready.gov provides #preparedness tips for you to stay safe and prepare for the unexpected. It’s never to late to prepare. 

@AmericanRedCross also provides very useful resources for preparedness http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family 

iDisaster2.0 Interesting and worrisome

iDisaster2.0 Interesting and worrisome

Kim Stephens has recently published this blog post that caught my attention. Why did this specific Social Media operative not pass on the important information down to the competent authorities? WMATA Twitter Operatives have a responsibility towards its users. Please give it a thought.  http://idisaster.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/managing-public-expectations-or-not/