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Disaster Preparedness Part II: Preparation Now Defeats Panic Later

Nature is a harsh mistress. Changing conditions, from calm to an angry fury can suddenly and frequently happen without notice. Knowing what to do when nature strikes creates pathways for survival whereas not knowing what to do can lead to frequent and unnecessary pain and suffering. Let’s avoid it unnecessary pain. During my years as an adjunct professor at Foothill College in Los Altos, California, we were advised that should an earthquake event occur, it could be up to seventy-two hours before help arrives. Three days is the benchmark necessary to allow first responders to resolve the most urgent and life-threatening matters before basic ...

Disaster Preparedness Part I

As I reflect on the recently passed 2017, I’m tallying those things that I am most grateful for. One of them is my involvement with the California CPA (CalCPA) organization whose mission is to educate, build knowledge and foster excellence and advance individuals and the profession. Last year we saw many “Calls to Action”, among them that prompted this article were the Santa Rosa and Southern California forest fires that created a lot of anxiety and caught many of us off guard and made the case for Disaster Preparedness. Disasters are simply so disruptive to people that I feel it is our obligation as fellow citizens to help out. As ...