How Can I Get My Neighbors To Be Prepared

Here is my dilemma, how can I get my neighbors to be prepared for the unexpected? I have mentioned to you before that I am asked to teach classes to churches, businesses, and subdivisions about food storage and emergency preparedness. As I stand in front of groups I can tell if a group understands the importance of working together as a neighborhood. Mark and I had dinner with friends last night and we started talking about the importance of neighbors working together as a team if and when a disaster hits our neighborhood. About six years ago I taught classes for one hour every week on Wednesday’s to whoever saw my sign outside that said “Food Storage Moms”. I then sent out emails and posted my message about the FREE classes on Facebook. I also tried to encourage people to gather their important documents and place them in a binder.

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15 Ways And Reasons To Get To Know Your Neighbors

How well do you know you know your neighbors?  Last year I had a mini-flash flood in my backyard. We had torrential rains and several homes were flooded.  We were okay, but some of our neighbors’ homes were flooded with water and mud. Some swimming pools were filled with muddy water. Our dirt/sand here is reddish orange. It stains clothes and shoes. The rocks in Southern Utah are beautiful to look at, climb, repel and walk on nature trails, but when we have too much rain in a very short time it can be very dangerous.

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