From their talk "Surviving the Storm" these authors suggest the following:
1. Pray for Guidance
2. Seek Peace
3. Learn What Matters
4. Lend a Hand
6. Be Prepared, Not Scared
Natural disasters are a possibility no matter where we live. The best way to prepare is to have emergency plans in place, survival supplies prepared, and training completed where it is available. Here are some other lessons learned by those who survived the hurricanes:
- Make sure you have fresh batteries and flashlights.
- Refrigerators and freezers will provide food for a few days.
- Store water, both for drinking and for bathing.
- Have important papers in a place where you can easily grab them.
- Get to know your neighbors, and have a contact list for emergencies.
- Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women camping experience can prepare you for living in emergency conditions.
- Remember, “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear” (D&C 38:30).
To learn more about preparing for emergencies, go to www.lds.org and click on “Provident Living” and then on “Food Storage and Emergency Preparedness.” There you’ll find advice on topics such as how to prepare for the future, both spiritually and temporally; preparing for home emergencies and natural disasters; and a list of emergency preparation resources.