Wednesday, May 28, 2014

"I don't want to be sitting here!" #WRN #OKready

The video has strong language.

Questions to ask while you watch, if you chose to watch,

1.  Why are they in a mobile home during a tornado?

2.  If they did not want to be sitting there, why did they continue to stay there?  Better yet, why were they there in the first place?

3.  Why are they giggling and carrying on when people are dying?  Tornado warnings were issued by the National Weather Service early this evening for McKenzie and Dunn Counties.  

4.  The National Weather Service had warnings for severe thunderstorm for 45 MINUTES before the tornado.  Why were they still in their mobile home when they have 45 minutes of severe weather warning?

5.  Can you expect better from people who are involved in the Weather Ready Nation effort?

WP 20140526 001 - YouTube: "Warning - STRONG LANGUAGE! We were afraid for our lives"

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5.  What are YOU doing to be weather ready?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Pets Left Behind in Fire Evacuation Chaos #OKfire #AltusOK

Pets Left Behind in Fire Evacuation Chaos | NBC Southern California

Please plan now what you will do with your pets in the next disaster.

The Humane Society offers these tips:

Start getting ready nowI  

D your pet

Put together your disaster kit

Find a safe place to stay ahead of time

It is important to realize that not all hospitality providers are "Pet Friendly".

At and one will find information to help you preplan your evacuation with your pet.

Are you ready for the next disaster?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Be #OKready to use your cellphone #AltusOK #Prepared2014

The internet and social media are the third most popular way for Americans to gather and share emergency information with loved ones. With effective planning, it is possible to take advantage of technology before, during and after a crisis to communicate with family and friends. Here are some ways to incorporate technology into your emergency plans:
  • Learn how to send text updates from your mobile phone to your contacts in case voice communications are not available;
  • Program “In Case of Emergency” contacts into your cell phone so emergency personnel can contact those people for you if you are unable to use your phone;
  • Purchase a solar powered or hand crank charger to keep your electronics running if you lose power at home; and
  • If you do not have a cell phone, keep a prepaid phone card to use during or after a disaster.
FEMA offers several ways to be tech savvy for disaster preparedness. The FEMA smartphone app contains an interactive emergency kit list, emergency meeting location info and more to help you get started. It’s available for Apple, Blackberry and Android devices.  Increase your technological know-how by joining the text message program to receive regular safety tips for specific hazards and to search for open shelters and disaster recovery centers.

Thanks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for this information.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

"I DARE you!" #teamJesus #Ragamuffin

Are you up for a dare?  

Recently, at First Christian Church, the Ragamuffin Movie appeared on the screen.  

Those that watched the movie saw the value of having a loving father and the impact an earthly father had on a child's life.  

To lay a little framework, Rich Mullins is now dead.  As part of his journey in search of God, he found a Ragamuffin named Brennan Manning, the author of the Ragamuffin Gospel, who had a message specifically for the beaten up, bedraggled, and burned out.

Now, your dare, quoting from the movie, God would say "I dare you to trust that I love you".  That is your dare.  In the face of nominal Christianity ... what I call American Churchianity ... , God stands there daring YOU to believe that He loves you.  Forget Religiousity; embrace the Relationship He offers.

Are you up for a dare?

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