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Browse our collection of stories from real people in real situations, or share your own experiences about how you created a plan, built a kit, or averted a disaster, and help others learn from your example.

"Ice Storm" 2006

When the ice-storm hit in 2006, I found out how unprepared my family and I actually were for a long term disaster. It really became clear how important personal preparedness was since everyone in the community and many surrounding areas were affected by this event. As a resu...

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CERT training helped my own family

My wife and I were shopping at a local grocery store. She picked up a glass bottle, bumped it on the shelf and it broke into pieces, cutting her hand. We were close to an exit so I ran to my vehicle and grabbed the first aid kit from CERT bag. I was back in the store and ren...

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Storm Captain

When I married my wife, my step-son, Preston was deathly afraid of storms. I told him as an investigative young man of 7 years old we should do some research. He proceeded to do hours of research about emergency preparedness and took on the job of building a kit and creating...

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