"Ice Storm" 2006

Amy E. - Holdrege

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 result, I added some new items to our home emergency kit, such as where and how to find a generator, and how to attach it to our house.

Since this event created a large demand for the emergency resources available, we have a better understanding of the many great organizations that pull together in times of disaster to assist the community.