National Preparedness Month and $25 Giveaway #2

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
September 18, 2010
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This month is National Preparedness month and I am excited to be working with Clorox and American Red Cross to share important information that will help us prepare for emergencies. This week, we’re focusing on Building an Emergency Preparedness Kit with your family.  Building a comprehensive emergency preparedness kit is an important component of emergency preparedness.  Here is a checklist you can use to start your kit:

  • Water (minimum three day supply for evacuations, two week supply for home, washing, and drinking)
  • Non-perishable foods (minimum three day supply for evacuations, two week supply for home)
  • Assorted battery pack (purchase the pack that provides a variety of battery sizes so that you’re prepared no matter the need)
  • Flashlight
  • Multipurpose tool
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (at least a 7 day supply)
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio if possible)
  • Extra Clothing
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergeny Blanket
  • Maps of the area
  • Copies of important documents – in case of emergency, you’ll need copies of birth records, household lease or deed, medications list, passports and insurance policies.
  • Household liquid bleach.  Did you know that bleach, like Clorox Liquid Bleach, can not only disinfect surfaces but also can be used to create drinkable water?  Here’s how:

To Disinfect Surfaces:  Use 1/4 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water, or as directed on the label, to disinfect hard, non-porous surfaces in your home.

To Disinfect Water:  If you need to purify water during an emergency, (and do not have the means to boil it for 3-5 minutes), you may disinfect your water using bleach.  If water is clear, add 8 drops (1/8 tsp) of bleach per gallon of water.  If water is cloudy, add 16 drops (1/4 tsp) of bleach per gallon of water.  Mix the solution thoroughly and let it stand for about 30 minutes before using it.  Properly treated water should have a slight chlorine odor.  If it doesn’t, repeat dosage and allow water to stand an additional 15 minutes.  The treated water can be made drinkable by pouring it between clean containers several times.

Check out your local home supply store.  Many of them sell pre-assembled emergency preparedness supplies that provide a great foundation for the full kit you will need to build.

When disaster strikes you could ANYWHERE, so make sure you have either a full or abbreviated emergency preparedness kit (i.e. food, water and change of clothes) at work and in your vehicles.

Make sure the members of your household are aware of each kit, its content and its location.  In the event of an emergency, its essential to make sure everyone, even the children, are prepared.

Do you have pets?  Are they included in your preparedness plan?  If not, they should be!  You’ll find out more about creating a plan for your pets in next week’s blog post!

For more information, please visit www.clorox.com/redcross and download the preparedness guide: Prepare Yourself Now for Peace of Mind Later.

GIVEAWAY

1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a $25 gift card to use towards their emergency preparedness kit!!!

WIN IT!!! (MANDATORY ENTRY)

– Tell me in a comment what natural disasters have happened in the area where you live.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

– Vote for The Mommy-Files on Top Mommy Blogs (simply click on the button on the sidebar) – 1 ENTRY
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– Tweet about the giveaway – 1 ENTRY DAILY
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– Add my Mommy-Files button to your blog and include the URL – 1 ENTRY
– Comment on any Non-Giveaway post on The Mommy-Files – 1 ENTRY per post comment (no limit)
– Blog about this giveaway and include the URL – 5 ENTRIES

RULES:

– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

As a blog tour participant, I received information and giveaways from The Clorox Company and Consumer Queen at no cost to me.  I was compensated for my time by The Clorox Company for participating in this project.  All views are 100% my own.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

513 Responses to “National Preparedness Month and $25 Giveaway #2”

  1. sandy says:

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    Tell me in a comment what natural disasters have happened in the area where you live.

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  28. We don’t have many disasters happen here in Maine but a few years ago we survived an ice storm which knocked out power for days, took down trees and stranded people all over the state. Being without power in the dead of winter is an awful scare! We learned then how to prepare and not to expect that we are safe from disasters. Thanks
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    Hurricane Floyd hit us a couple of years ago. The whole town flooded. We lost the police station (new one had to be built) and the library was destroyed and had to be renovated. So much damage was done. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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  57. Karen says:

    The worst “disaster” we had was when the city declared our drinking water was contaminated with high levels of E Coli so we had to boil our water for several days until the City discovered it was all a mistake. What a huge waste of time, energy, and a huge financial loss to many restaurants who were closed-down until the water was declared safe to drink by the County Health Dept.

  58. susitravl says:

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  65. Jennifer says:

    When we lived in Louisiana, we were hit by Katrina… then we moved to Texas and a few years later, we were hit by Ike… it seems the hurricanes follow us!

  66. Karen M says:

    Here in the desert we have fires and during the monsoon season we can have occasional flooding, but it usually dries up fast.

  67. DeeAnn S says:

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  69. Elaine Lund says:

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  77. Deb Anderson says:

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  118. Sharon says:

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  124. shelly says:

    When I lived in Sault Ste. Marie, MI years ago we got six feet of snow in 24 hours-its wild what the lake effect can do. The national guard had to comein and dig out the town.

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  128. Suzanne K says:

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  129. Jessie C. says:

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  134. Jennifer Short says:

    Last year we had 300″ of snow, mainly in about six weeks. We got hit with a “snow hurricane” as the newsmen called it and had EIGHT FEET of snow in our driveway. Thankfully we didn’t lose electric, but were trapped in the house almost three weeks. To help spread the cost of getting ready for winter this year, I’m already buying a good many extra groceries each time I go to the store.

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  138. Alicia Webster says:

    Nothing so far in this area (Winchester, VA), but I have only lived here five years. But I was in two natural disasters where I am from, a flood and an earthquake (Santa Cruz, CA)

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  143. Holly W. says:

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  147. Nicole C. says:

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  149. McKim says:

    We have had a few floods, tornadoes but the biggest threat recently have been forest fires.

  150. Brieanna N says:

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  151. Linda F says:

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  154. Kiara says:

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  155. Lori says:

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  159. Kent O says:

    Down here in Georgia, we had a lot of flooding last year including my basement flooding twice and the kid’s stuck at school because the water was so high in the streets.

  160. sandra says:

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  162. Kristen says:

    We have earthquakes!

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  164. Theron Willis says:

    My community is hit by occasional earthquakes. I store water in two fifty gallon barrels with the addition of Clorox bleach to prevent the growth of bacteria. This amount of water can last a family of four for one week.

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  165. Amanda S. says:

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  167. Tari L. says:

    We have had a tornado touch down nearby and have had some high wind and rain damage from hurricaines.

  168. Pat says:

    At our house we lived through the Northern California earthquake in 1989. We had prepared our emergency kit and still have one today, just in case.

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  170. Claire says:

    Fires and earthquakes… oh, California!

  171. Christina says:

    Tornados, lots of high winds, and floods. At least we have a basement which is great for the tornados and winds, but not good for the floods as it can gather water down there.

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  173. marci says:

    We get a lot of flooding. I have had several friends and neighbors drown from them plus my uncle lost his house to a flood.

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  178. scottsgal says:

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  180. Nad says:

    Where we live, we have earthquakes and forest fires.

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  185. Elizabeth I says:

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  186. Joy Bennett says:

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  188. Christine says:

    We often have big snowstorms but this summer we had a huge flood! 🙁

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  194. jessica brust says:

    We have had earthquakes, tornados, and floods!

  195. danielle says:

    Wind and rain here, but we are Katrina evacuees.

  196. rebecca says:

    Nothing much comes to mind, but we are Katrina evacuees, and I was a teen when Camille came through.

  197. angie says:

    We have had tornadoes in my area.

  198. katklaw777 says:

    I live in Illinois…we have had tornadoes, blizzards and floods. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  200. Daniel M says:

    the blizzard of ’78, a hurricane that only seemed to hit our yard (lost 4 trees, nobody else did)

  201. Debbie C says:

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  203. Tonya Dean says:

    Flooding, we are near the Mississippi River and have faced major flooding.

  204. Lisa Davis says:

    I can’t think of anything other than floods. We had a nasty storm last year that brought down a tree (which brought down the power lines) a block down from our house. Pretty eery looking down the street of live power lines draped over the trees. When I was little we lived in Tennessee for a bit and experienced a horrible storm that shook our whole house, I remember hiding under my bed paralyzed with fear. A tornado just missed us. To this day thunder and lightening really rattles me and the thought of tornadoes gives me goose bumps!

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  208. Cynthia C says:

    We had a terrible storm in my area that left us without power for four days. Being on a well, that meant we were also without water. It was truly miserable.

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  211. amber says:

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  216. Wendy M says:

    We have blizzards and tornadoes here.
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  219. Lynda E says:

    Mostly floods, but we’ve also had a few tornados and a small earthquake.

  220. Denise B. says:

    We have been hit with mostly floods and high-wind damage and some hurricances.

  221. Lori A. says:

    We mostly have tornados and flooding in my area.
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  225. Lim says:

    I’m in VT so the worst we normally get is bad winter storms. Occasionally we have some flooding that isn’t the anticipated spring thaw flood. We did get a down wind? down surge? wind surge? Something that was a just shy of a tornado a few years ago. It only damaged a small area along a back road. No deaths and I don’t even think there were injuries.

    That being said. Winter can be pretty harsh and some storms are more severe than others.

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  227. Jessica Gragg says:

    Here in Arkansas we had flooding this year, a major ice storm that knocked out the power for two weeks last year, and an F4 tornado the previous year.

  228. Jammie says:

    We had really bad flooding in may, we also have straightline winds. When my husband was younger they had 90 tornadoes in one night hit the surrounding area

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  234. Sharon Harmon says:

    Here in Colorado we get avalanches and flooding very rarely.

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  239. Kelly says:

    We’ve been hit by a couple of hurricanes and an occasional tornado in the time that I’ve lived here. I wish I could find a place to live with a great climate and a lack of scary storms, though!

  240. Peter G says:

    Hurricanes!! Living in Florida, the first year we were here four came through. High winds, so much rain. A store in St Petersburg had the roof collapse and the whole area flooded. Trees went down and we couldn’t get out for three days. Power came back on and it was strange to see that lamp posts were bent at exactly the same place.

  241. nan lara says:

    ice storms/snow storms/hurricanes
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  242. nan lara says:

    voted top mommy

  243. nan lara says:

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  244. nan lara says:

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  245. Jennifer says:

    Hurricanes and tornadoes!

  246. Jennifer says:

    I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

  247. Jennifer says:

    I follow via google friend connect

  248. Jennifer says:

    I subscribe to your blog

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  250. Carol W. says:

    In my area there’s been flooding and blizzards.

  251. Carol W. says:

    I follow with GFC.

  252. Carol W. says:

    I subscribe by email.

  253. Sue Farrell says:

    Our mail natural disasters are tornadoes.

  254. Jeff says:

    We had 4 hurricane’s in one year.

  255. Jessica says:

    I just moved to Virginia from Wisconsin. In Wisconsin we would get flooding every spring. Every 2-3 years FEMA would actually get involved and declare it a “disaster area”. I’m not sure what to expect now.

  256. Jessica says:

    I follow you on twitter (@jjak2003)

  257. gala says:

    Hurricanes (Katrina for ex)

  258. Jessica says:

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  259. Jessica says:

    I follow this blog through google friend connect

  260. Jessica says:

    I subscribe to your blog via e-mail
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  261. Sarah Hirsch says:

    where i live we really only see tornadoes as far as natural disasters go

  262. Sarah Hirsch says:

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  263. Sarah Hirsch says:

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  264. Shannon A says:

    tornadoes

  265. Aisling says:

    We get tornados in Missouri plus an occasional earthquake and periodic flooding.

  266. Aisling says:

    I follow you through Google Connect.

  267. Aisling says:

    I subscribe to your blog.

  268. Tom says:

    Lower level hurricanes and floods. Thanks!

  269. Donna L says:

    Hurricanes!

  270. Debra F says:

    The closest thing I can think of is when we had widespread flooding….our basement flooded with a good foot of water

  271. Paula Michele says:

    We have hurricanes, floods, occasionally a tornado, and Nor’easter.

  272. Paula Michele says:

    Twitter follower- ksh123

  273. Paula Michele says:

    GFC follower

  274. Paula Michele says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  275. Erica C. says:

    We had the terrible east coast blizzard last year. This year, we’ve had tornados, hurricanes, and even an earthquake…all very minor though.

  276. Jill Myrick says:

    Fortunately we don’t have to contend with hurricanes or tornadoes in NC but we do have trouble with flooding and large amounts of snow.
    I have seen several homes wash down the side of a mountain due to rain and up to 42in. of snow at one time. With the power being out for up to three weeks. We now have generators and gas logs just in case.

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  277. Jill Myrick says:

    I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  278. Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  279. Jill Myrick says:

    I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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  280. Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

  281. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Flooding both flash floods and the river by my house will overflow its banks. This has never affected us because we live on a huge hill, but it has hurt those who can least afford it. Tornados have hit the area too, but we have always been lucky.

  282. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I voted for you, and you are still at #20.

  283. Monique Rizzo says:

    The only thing I can think of was the Eruption of Mt. St. Helens many years ago.Thanks for the chance.
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  284. Deanna G. says:

    We’ve had flooding & earthquakes.

  285. Deanna G. says:

    Voted for The Mommy-Files on Top Mommy Blogs.

  286. Deanna G. says:

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  287. Deanna G. says:

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  288. Deanna G. says:

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  289. Deanna G. says:

    I subscribe by email.

  290. wcc says:

    We’ve had tornadoes, hurricanes and floods here. Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  291. wcc says:

    I follow you on twitter (@whitechocolatec).

  292. wcc says:

    I like you on Facebook (username: Les Cerises).

  293. wcc says:

    I’m already a subscriber.

  294. Crystal F says:

    We had Hurricane Hugo, a bad ice storm and a tornado a few weeks ago. Thank you!!

  295. Crystal F says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  296. Amy Delong says:

    floods have happened in our area
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  297. Amy Delong says:

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  298. barbara wright says:

    We were right in the middle of Hurricane Fran. We had no power or water for about 10 days.

  299. barbara wright says:

    We were without power and water for 10 days with Hurricane Fran

  300. barbara wright says:

    Sorry for the duplicate comment, but I got a page of html errors when I hit submit, so I thought the first one hadn’t worked.

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  301. barbara wright says:

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  304. allyson ayala says:

    we live in california- so earthquakes would be our natural disaster

  305. We live right smack in the middle of Tornado Alley. We also get floods and blizzards from time to time.

  306. Jodi says:

    Here in Michigan we get our share of tornandos and flash floods.

  307. Joanne Schultz says:

    We’ve had some hurricanes in the past, but nothing recently. Some snowstorms early in the season cause power outages – people who live more in the country sometimes lose power for a week at a time.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  308. Joanne Schultz says:

    I Voted for The Mommy-Files on Top Mommy Blogs

  309. Joanne Schultz says:

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  310. Joanne Schultz says:

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  311. Joanne Schultz says:

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  313. Carol G says:

    Tornadoes, and more often than one would think, floods.

  314. Harriett D. says:

    We have hurricanes. Somme times we have ice/snow storm in the winter.

  315. Debbie says:

    I lived through Hugo. We have had other hurricanes but that was the worst.

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  316. Harriett D. says:

    We have hurricanes to come through.

  317. Debbie says:

    I lived through Hurricane Hugo. We have had other hurricanes but this was the worst.

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  318. loni says:

    Fortunately, I have not been affected by them, but we have had quite a few larger tornados in the area.

  319. Melanie says:

    I used to live in Louisiana, and I was one of the areas affected by Katrina.
    We were somewhat prepared, but we had no idea what to expect and didn’t have
    everything we needed.
    Right now I live in TN, and Im in “Tornado Country”, so a kit like this
    would be great to have.

  320. sarah says:

    I live in Upstate NY and we don’t get much in the way of natural disasters. Two summers ago there was a minor tornado that did practically no damage but throw lawn furniture around. But we can get some pretty nasty winter storms.

  321. Gena says:

    I live right in Tornado Alley. Some of the houses in my neighborhood are rebuilt frm the last time

  322. Felicia K. says:

    We had a really bad flood here in 1993. Our city still has the water level marked on the sign coming into the city.

  323. Felicia K. says:

    We had a really bad flood here in 1993.

  324. Eileen says:

    The big one here was a tornado over the summer, odd since I live in CT!

  325. laurie says:

    we have tornados

  326. laurie says:

    we have tornado

  327. laurie says:

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  328. laurie says:

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  329. laurie says:

    follow on GFC

  330. laurie says:

    email subscriber

  331. Laura says:

    Unfortunately, our area was just hit with tornados

  332. tweeted-http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/25145732204

  333. Christine says:

    I’ve lived in Southern Cal my entire life, so earthquakes are a regular occurrence. They don’t (excuse the pun) rattle me.

  334. Christine says:

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  335. Rosey says:

    We moved shortly thereafter, but we lived in Palm Beach County for eighteen years. The last year we were there, 3 major hurricanes in a row hit where we were. We were without electricity for 21 days straight.

  336. Rosey says:

    I follow you on Twitter (mail4rosey).

  337. Susan Smith says:

    I live in Kansas so tornados have come to visit us a few times. None have touched down close to us thankfully

  338. Susan Smith says:

    follow via GFC

  339. Susan Smith says:

    Like you on facebook

  340. Susan Smith says:

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  341. Jimmy says:

    I haven’t experienced any disasters. My area usually just gets thunderstorms….occasionally a tornado.

  342. lilshuga2001 says:

    we just have really strong winds! Grrrr! 🙁

  343. lilshuga2001 says:

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  344. lilshuga2001 says:

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  347. Angela Winesburg says:

    Hurricanes only one tornado since I’ve lived here, thanks for the chance!

  348. Kirsten T. says:

    Very rarely, a tornado is around. Every 7-10 years we get mounds of snow (2-3 feet like this Feb – yuck) . Overall, a pretty safe place to live.

  349. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    the big snowstorm hit hard this year.

  350. Becky S. says:

    A couple of months ago there was some bad flooding and a few tornados (which aren’t very common in my area)

  351. Becky S. says:

    Twitter follower (@beckytag)

  352. Becky S. says:

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  353. Becky S. says:

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  354. Becky S. says:

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  355. Sheila says:

    We get hurricanes.

  356. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…I was living in the SF area during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, 6.9 on the Richter scale !

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  357. brian e. says:

    Voted for The Mommy-Files on Top Mommy Blogs !

  358. brian e. says:

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  359. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Floods

  360. Karen R says:

    We live in tornado alley.

  361. Karen R says:

    Voted for The Mommy-Files on Top Mommy Blogs.

  362. Karen R says:

    Email subscriber.

  363. Karen R says:

    Follow with GFC.

  364. Karen R says:

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  365. Lisa L says:

    We have power outages sometimes due to thunderstorms or snowstorms…but thankfully no big natural disasters

  366. Lisa L says:

    I’m a GFC follower

  367. Lisa L says:

    I’m a subscriber too

  368. Lisa L says:

    Voted for you @ Top Mommy Blogs

  369. Brandy Byrne says:

    We’re not close to the coast but we’ve had our fair share of hurricanes come through. Also plenty of tornadoes.

  370. Brandy Byrne says:

    Voted for you on The Mommy-Files on Top Mommy Blogs

  371. Brandy Byrne says:

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  376. Breanne says:

    Hmm in like 1974 there was a tornado and a few people died. My senior year (2 years ago) there was a little earthquake! I slept through it and most people did too. There was also a bad flood that year.

  377. Breanne says:

    I voted on Top Mommy Blogs

  378. Breanne says:

    I follow you on Twitter @RazzMyBerry.

  379. Chrysa says:

    Most years we have a tornado within 30 miles of us.

  380. Breanne says:

    GFC follower.

  381. Breanne says:

    Google Reader subscriber.

  382. Chrysa says:

    I’m following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

  383. Chrysa says:

    I’m subscribed to your RSS feed irn my Google Reader.

  384. Chrysa says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  385. reallycool31 says:

    We’ve had tornados and small earthquakes here.

  386. DanV says:

    We’ve had hurricanes

  387. Leslie Price says:

    I live on the beach in Florida, so hurricane season is always an adventure around here…

  388. Leslie Price says:

    Twitter follower @lprice79.

  389. Leslie Price says:

    GFC follower.

  390. trixx says:

    We actually just had a tornado here in NYC a few days ago!

  391. trixx says:

    I voted for you on topmommyblogs

  392. trixx says:

    I subscribe via feed.

  393. trixx says:

    I follow via Google Friends Connect!

  394. Karen says:

    We’ve had blizzards and ash falling from a volcano eruption.

  395. Alicia says:

    Wildfires in the foothills surrounding the city.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  396. Alicia says:

    GFC follower

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  397. Shannon says:

    flooding, droughts, tornadoes

  398. Shannon says:

    I voted for you

  399. Shannon says:

    following you on twitter (07violet)

  400. Shannon says:

    following you on google (07violet)

  401. Shannon says:

    subscribed

  402. Veronica Garrett says:

    We have had several devastating tornadoes.

  403. Tammy Greer says:

    We have wildfires here because when it’s dry and hot it doesn’t take much for a fire to start and spread very quickly.

  404. Pamela S says:

    I live in the Midwest so our most common emergency is tornado. Luckily we’ve never been affected too much, but I had a brother who was affected for about 10 days. Thanks.

  405. Sand says:

    Flooding and sandstorms are an issue as well as heavy winds.

  406. Sarah L says:

    Blizzards & tornadoes have happened here in Colorado. Thanks for the contest.

  407. Sarah L says:

    voted for you

  408. Sarah L says:

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  411. Charlene Kuser says:

    We have had a small earthquake and a twister in my area

  412. Charlene Kuser says:

    I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs

  413. dawn says:

    Earthquakes, enough said.
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  414. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am following you on Twitter (@Swtlilchick)

  415. We had a hurricane years ago which left some damage, but haven’t had any major disaster recently

  416. Follow you on twitter (@SAHMofDQ)

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  421. Gianna says:

    Lots of tornados. Some wiped out whole towns.

  422. Charlene Kuser says:

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  423. Charlene Kuser says:

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  424. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a subscriber via email

  425. Daniel M says:

    just a hurricane that only happened in our yard (lost 3 trees, nobody else did)

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