Snowmageddon 2015: Survival Tips From America’s Top Preparedness Experts
If a power grid down scenario develops in the blizzard of 2015 region, millions of Americans without generators, fireplaces, or wood stoves will be in danger of contracting frostbite, hypothermia, and will be unable to heat their food or bottles of formula for babies in the household. Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo urged residents to “check on their neighbors” during the blizzard and to look out for one another, noting that help would be on the way.
If no one in the neighborhood has stocked up on food and water and has no emergency heat source or medical supplies, exactly how one well-meaning neighbor can help another remains unclear. First responders are true local heroes, but when a significant portion of a disaster area home to 50 million people need assistance, the help which is on the way might just not get there in time.
Emergency Supply Kit
Items every household needs to stay healthy during a blizzard:
- Water—at least a three-day supply; one gallon per person per day
- Food—at least a week’s supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
- Battery-powered or hand-crank flashlights and a NOAA weather radio
- Extra batteries
- First aid kit and 7-day supply of medicines
- Sanitation and personal hygiene items
- Copies of personal documents (everything from emergency contact info to medical information to insurance policies)
- Cell phone with charger
- Extra cash
- Pet supplies
- Ample supply of warm clothes and blankets
- Alternative heating methods such as fireplaces or wood-burning stove
with all of these “you must wait until you are out of your pain meds before I will refill them ” So now we have millions of people without electricity, heat, all the roads and subways are shutdown. How many pharmacies or stores with pharmacies are going to be open. Will wholesalers or company warehouses even going to be able to delivery for days.
The only pain meds that a prescriber could call in is Tramadol, Tylenol c Cod.. for someone in mod-severe pain.. the Tramadol is probably virtually worthless and how long will a store’s inventory of Tylenol c Cod going to last.
The area affected is some of the most densely populated area in the country.. as many as 15%-20% of the ENTIRE COUNTRY’S population could be adversely affected by this..
Let’s do the math… using a round figure of 50 million people being affected and 1/3 of them are chronic painers … we are now down to 17 million and roughly 3% are going to run out of their meds every day.. so we are down to a 500,000 chronic pain pts taking their last dose of pain meds EVERY DAY.. they can’t get their pain meds filled because of this natural disaster.. Each one within 24 hrs of starting into withdrawal… Don’t forget they don’t have any electricity or heat.. So now they have to try to keep warm, deal with elevated and untreated pain while dealing with withdrawal symptoms ramping up.
I hope that everyone is happy that you made these chronic pain people not have any spare doses or refill a couple of days early.. I guess those professionals that recommend that you have a 7 days “emergency supply” on hand.. are totally clueless about how that does not apply to those in chronic pain or some other subjective diseases and require controlled meds to maintain some quality of life …
BE WELL … BECAUSE YOUR HEALTH IS EVERYTHING !