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Mamma Mia – Keep her safe in an Earthquake

Mother’s Day is this weekend. What if a giant earthquake hit at brunch?

I love my mother. One of the first things I’d want to do when the Big One hits is make sure I know where she is and that she’s safe. I’m not saying that my mother can’t take care of herself in a major earthquake, she raised me and made it this far just fine, but it’s important to me that I know she has food, water, a safe place, and is prepared for a major disaster.

A great gift idea for Mother’s Day is a GO BAG – while not flowers or candy, it is a great way to tell Mom that you really do care about her well-being (and unless she’s into preparedness, might not be something she has made for herself).


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Step Three – Build an emergency kit

For everyone’s peace of mind, a communication plan is very important. If you, like me, have a mother who probably wouldn’t sit down to fill out a full emergency plan, having the basics written down is at least a start.

So, without further ado, here’s a simple Just for Mom Emergency/Communications plan to cover the basics. I’ll be trying to get my mother to complete it with me this Sunday. Good luck!




(and if you like, here’s some links for resources that are more robust)

Emergency Plan – Kids, Pets, and those with Special Needs

Download FEMA’s Wallet-Sized cards here

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