Getting Life: We weren't ready to evacuate — are you?

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  • JudyLynn Provo, UT
    July 17, 2012 1:43 p.m.

    I thought it was a great article with a lot of details that will help families talk and better prepare for future evacuations if one is ever needed. I plan on sharing with my family. Thanks.

  • InspectorC Wasatch Front, UT
    July 16, 2012 11:56 a.m.

    RE: mightymite @10:23---

    This article was from the MormonTimes section of the DNews, so it obviously had an LDS "ward preparedness"-twist to it.

    However, I think you misunderstand multiple points from the article. The author wasn't "blaming" the local LDS Church unit for being unprepared. To the contrary... she mentioned that her ward had recently held a preparedness drill, developed emergency plans, etc.

    Also, her efforts to deliniate where weak links and/or communication breakdowns in their NEIGHBORHOOD organization existed, were not directed at the church. I gathered from the article that *individual* people (irrespective of the local ward, or anyone's religious affiliation) all pitched in and got the job done-- neighbor to neighbor. They DID take personal responsibility and did what needed doing... without hand-wringing or hesitation while waiting for the church organization to kick-in gear.

  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    July 16, 2012 10:23 a.m.

    If you were not ready to evacuate then don't use the church as a blame. Take some personal responcibilty and don't wait for the church to dicate what needs to be done, Good grief, have a little confidence to make your own choices and decisions outside the church.

  • Jillian West Jordan, UT
    July 16, 2012 8:57 a.m.

    Block captains in our area distributed to each family (we will be accountable for ALL families in our block area) 3 sheets of construction paper that were laminated. We are to post these in a PROMINENT FRONT WINDOW or on the front door to indicate our family's status in an emergency. Of course if the house falls over and there is no window or door, that is another thing altogether.
    The laminated color sheets are 8 X 11 and are the same colors as traffic lights.
    Displaying RED means please stop we need help!
    Displaying YELLOW means nothing life threatening - please check on us later.
    Displaying GREEN means we're all good and accounted for.
    This idea may be easier to read than sticky note.

  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    July 15, 2012 1:04 p.m.

    Wendy, thank you SO much for putting your thoughts together, from which the rest of us can learn.