On November 6, 2019 Souhegan CERT’s Michael Mabee presented “The cavalry is not coming” to IAEM-USA Region 1 (International Association of Emergency Managers) in a webinar on long-term power outages and how emergency managers can promote individual preparedness.
On August 15, 2019 Michael Mabee presented “The cavalry is not coming” for Lincoln County Maine Emergency Management Agency. Big thanks to Casey Stevens, Director of Lincoln County EMA for hosting this event! The event was broadcast live on Facebook – the video is embedded below.
1. Build a Culture of Preparedness
2. Ready the Nation for Catastrophic Disasters
3. Reduce the Complexity of FEMA
Building a culture of preparedness is a local issue. It starts with you. The government cannot “build a culture of preparedness” – this must be done by individuals, families and communities. The cavalry isn’t coming!
Emergency Radios For Home, Vehicle and “Get Home Bag”
A few thoughts on emergency radios. I discuss some of the features I was looking for and do an overview of two emergency radios I bought – one for home and one for my get home bag.
Some of the things that both of these emergency radios have include the ability to charge the battery by either solar or hand crank, NOAA weather channels and emergency lighting. Both of these radios have these features and more. They each have some different features, but fit the purposes and functions that I was looking for.
This is my set up to run my house from a generator in a power outage. The entire set-up – generator and electrician – probably cost about $1200. (about $600 for the generator and maybe another $600 for the wiring). This was SO worth it when the power went out for over a week!
It is very important that you do the hook-up correctly. I recommend you have a licensed electrician set up your breaker box and provide the hook-up. It is not expensive and is worth every penny in a power outage!
I hope people find this video interesting and get ideas.