Wish i was talking about an ice cream cone.
Staying calm in the cone of uncertainty…
“perhaps” quite crucial for survival!
Generally speaking…(and not just concerning hurricanes and any potential impacts)…some of us get all worked up when there isn’t enough accurate information to make an informed logical assessment.
Fear, negative emotions, and anxiety can dictate rash and dash decisions that can prove fatal and not wise nor life-saving.
Sometimes, you need to be patience and wait and see how things may turn out, but take all necessary precautions and preventive measures for safety.
Before a major event: Yeah, prep for the worse and positively hope and pray for the best…possible outcome.
In a fire. Stay close to the floor, and move quickly to the nearest exit. Smoke makes it hard to see, and most fire deaths are caused by smoke inhalation. Leave behind personal items. Seconds can make the difference between life and death.
In an earthquake. Get under sturdy furniture or next to an inside wall. Expect aftershocks, and get outside and away from buildings as soon as you can. Trained rescuers may not arrive for hours, so try to rescue others if you can.
In a tsunami. If the water suddenly rushes away from the shore, move quickly to higher ground. Expect more and larger waves.
In a tornado or a hurricane. Go to a storm shelter without delay.
In a flood. Stay out of flooded buildings. Avoid wading in or driving through water. Floodwater can contain sewage and conceal dangers, including debris, open manholes, and downed power lines.
Did you know? Two feet [0.6 m] of moving water can carry a car away. Most deaths in a flood result when people try to drive through moving water.
If the authorities order evacuation, leave immediately! Let friends know where you are, or they may risk their lives looking for you.
Did you know? Text messaging may be more reliable than telephone voice service.
If the authorities direct residents to remain at home or shelter in place, stay inside. In case of an outdoor chemical, biological, or nuclear accident or attack, stay indoors, turn off ventilation, and seal all doors and windows. In a nuclear event, go to the lowest internal part of your building to reduce exposure to radiation. Listen to local TV or radio news. Stay indoors until authorities announce that the threat has passed. [excerpted Disaster–Steps That Could Save Lives Awake! No. 5 2017]
Be Safe Readers and Remain Calm in the Cone of Uncertainty!:)…
aka be patient & prepare & Pray for come what may.
During Disaster: “Act Quickly”–taking compassionate safe steps that save lives!:)
9/8/17 @ 2:30 a.m.
p.s. and get adequate rest/sleep…(to cope and endure)…Good Night or is it? Good Morning;)