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    Good idea, bae. Just the other night we used the fireplace and DH accidentally left the damper closed when it went out. At 2am, the carbon monoxide alarms went off - scary. Also, when thinking about quick escapes for whatever reason, those of us with bedrooms in an upper story need to have a plan to get out if stairwell is blocked. All we can think of is a rope ladder??

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    Stay at home - If we lost the electric, we would lose heat, etc. No fireplace or wood stove, so that would be an issue. I think we could manage simple meals with the camping gear. Pantry is pretty well stocked, just the resources to prepare would take extra effort - manageable, but definite extra effort.

    Leave the house - I had long ago prepared grab-n-go bags for each member/vehicle. Not sure of the status of each of them any more. I think I need to add a review of them to my to-do list.
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    Unless they are planning on doing what I remember watching on tv as a kid, they may get some sleeper terrorists that do damage, but no real war on the homefront:

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    Trains derail, hurricanes, wildfires, water mains break, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes hit. If you are prepared for life with multiple skills and basic supplies on hand, you just need to keep on with it.

    A few few days ago a tornado popped up about six miles from my home, and we are not in tornado alley. A water main broke a few miles in the other direction. Puerto Rico had an earthquake.

    prepare the best you can for any hazard. Keep copies of any needed records safe. Our kids have a thumb drive with our info on it, as they do not live close by.

    You never know.

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    I am wintering in southern Texas and just saw on the local news the possibility of Iran disrupting the water supply and power grid in the US. We are being warned. Time to prepare IMO. My only choice here is more cash on hand and a small stash of water. If need be, we will cross into Mexico.

    Another trump blunder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    Living in a urban area no I am not worried.
    Same with us but in a rural area. We are far enough from Washington DC that we are no where near any threat zone. Our town isn't on most maps as it is so good luck finding us. Haha!! There is a Navy Air Base in the next county over but even that isn't worth worrying about.
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    I'm not sure why living in an urban area gets any special exceptions from some sort of emergency like power outages, water or food shortages, or some sort of grid interruption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar View Post
    I'm not sure why living in an urban area gets any special exceptions from some sort of emergency like power outages, water or food shortages, or some sort of grid interruption.
    Urban areas generally get fixed first, and have easier access to supplies, etc.

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    If it’s winter I will just go to a hotel casino because they have generators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    Urban areas generally get fixed first, and have easier access to supplies, etc.
    You would think, but if your city is poor without political clout it is another story. Fitchburg, MA no power for two weeks in the middle of winter. Lawrence, MA people kept out of their houses for months from fall into winter due to faulty gas lines.

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