Letter: We should all be prepared for emergencies and disasters

Published: Sunday, Dec. 30 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Triage Nurse Sharon Cartwright assists Trace Ingram during a mock disaster drill at the University Hospital on September 8, 2010. The drill helped U of U emergency preparedness teams train for aftermath of a 7.2 earthquake and test hospital preparedness in the event of such a disaster.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Enlarge photo»

As a senior at Bingham High School, I have many worries that keep me up at night. These have pushed back other important things with which I should be most concerned.

Am I really prepared for a disaster?

In recent events of the world supposedly ending, this has come to my mind. I am in no way prepared. My family has little food stored away if any event should happen. We have no real plan as to what we should do in an emergency.

I am calling on everyone. We all need to prepare for an emergency. Have three months' worth of food stored away, come up with a plan that will work, and be effective. Let us all prepare for the worst.

Talin Larson

South Jordan

Try out the new DeseretNews.com design!
try beta learn more
Get The Deseret News Everywhere