Laura Seitz, Deseret News
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.

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