Saturday, September 10, 2016

September Preparedness Month (10)

While we are still on the topic of evacuating the house. Today's action will be to plan out various routes to your destination. Be sure to take into account alternative routes for traffic jams, snow, floods, forest fires, or other region disasters that commonly occur in your area.

Traffic jam in New Delhi
Traffic: Listen to traffic reports to identify local areas of common congestion and plan various routes around them.

Floods: Identify typical low laying areas prone to floods.

Snow/Ice: Identify hills and slopes that are often problem areas and route through better sloped streets.

Exploring alternate routes now will give you more options and a better understanding of how to reach your location. A good detailed map, and knowing how to us it, will be a good investment.

Any and all comments are welcome, so post any questions or additional information throughout the series. See you tomorrow!

One task every day, one small task....for a better prepared community - K


  1. Free chamber of commerce maps of the streets in your metro area, maybe spend a little bit to trim the adds off and laminate them.

    1. I like free. From my backpacking days, maps can be folded to fit inside gallon zip lock bags as a cheaper alternative. Great tip!

  2. We have no interstates around us, but we would have to cross over one to go north. Our state roads get plowed well in winter but city and county can be rough going. Our city stops plowing after 5pm, but they are plowed out by 6 am. We are one block south of a U.S. marked highway its good during the winter.

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