Chuck Wing, Deseret News
Our take: What once was enough emergency preparedness for a husband and wife is not sufficient when a child is added to the family. Jacoba Urist, a contributor for NBC news, shares her family's experience with Hurricane Sandy on The Washington Post:
"Three days ago, I thought we were among the most thoroughly prepared parents in lower Manhattan.
We'd spent the weekend doing everything youre supposed to do when every forecaster known to man tells you a freak superstorm has a high probability of hitting your city and youre the parents of a small child. My husband was dispatched to the hardware store for flashlights, batteries and huge bottles of water. I stocked up on Power Bars, toilet paper and dog food.
On Monday morning, we downloaded a collection of G movies and charged every gadget that we own. By Monday afternoon, we'd filled both of our bathtubs, set all our supplies out on the kitchen counter and coordinated a schedule of intra-building play dates for our three-year old son, so hed hopefully see the storm as a fun diversion from normal life and not a stressful day or two."
- Allow student loan bankruptcies, but hold...
- Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson
- Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal...
- 'Don't know' if Missouri teen shot with hands up
- The Los Angeles Unified School District ducks...
- Car crash in Argentina kills 3 relatives of pope
- Want to increase attraction in your...
- Colleges add luxury touches to new football...
- Texas Gov. Perry says indictment is... 22
- 'Don't know' if Missouri teen shot with... 22
- Obama heading back to DC in rare... 20
- Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for... 19
- Police identify Missouri officer who... 16
- Police, protesters collide again in... 15
- Allow student loan bankruptcies, but... 14
- Emerging solar plants scorch birds in... 13