Mary Lindsey through that she and her husband, Charles, were “prepared“…
Even though their home was far enough away from the raging wildfires scorching the northern California woods, they were no strangers to these threats and had taken all the necessary precautions “just in case“.
The power company had given them warning that their power was being shut down as a precaution, so they had flashlights at-the-ready and there would be more than enough time to “get out of Dodge” if the fires even hinted that they were headed their way.
Mary and Charles went to sleep around 11:00pm with the feint glow of the fires far off in the distance and all seemed quiet.
But all that changed at 2:30am when Mary and her family – in fact their entire neighborhood and the police – learned the critical life-or-death lesson of…
The Deadly Disaster “Domino Effect”…
It really wasn’t their fault…
Like everyone else in their neighborhood, Mary and Charles followed the direction of their local officials and, while there was no immediate danger to them and their home, they were ready to leave in an instant if an evacuation order was given.
In fact, they had prepared well in advance with the county’s reverse-911 alert system… were on the emergency email subscriber list… and had neighbors who looked out for each other with a phone notification system.
There was just one thing missing…
You see, the fire DID make a turn for the worse that evening – and officials DID issue a “Mandatory Evacuation Order” for all residents to IMMEDIATELY evacuate the area before they were trapped by the blaze.
But since the electricity had been turned off… the ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD was clueless as they lay sleeping in their beds when the order was given.
No phone service to wake them up…
No emergency call over the television or radio…
No sirens going off…
It wasn’t until Mary – maybe woken by the sound of the helicopters overhead – scuffled to the window with her flashlight and saw that her entire street was engulfed in thick smoke, that she knew something was wrong.
It even surprised a local police officer cruising by who, while making a final pass through what he “thought” was a vacated neighborhood, looked up and saw Mary’s flashlight in the window and asked her why she hadn’t left yet.
What he hadn’t realized is that NO ONE in her area even knew of the order being given, due to the failure of their electric-dependent alert system.
And they weren’t the only ones…
In another area, Janice Bell – a single woman with multiple sclerosis – was trying to evacuate her home in the pre-dawn darkness, only to find that her car was trapped inside her garage because the electric door opener didn’t have power.
For 2 hours, she tried getting help until she was finally able to flag down a neighbor who helped her open her garage door so she could flee the area before the flames engulfed her – trapped with no way to leave.
These Are The “Dominos” That Literally
KILL Families In Their Sleep…
Look, any ONE of the threats in a disaster have the potential to take lives, right?
Loss of power… empty gas pumps… jammed highways… overrun hospitals… ALL are “survival factors” you MUST be prepared for – and the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that over and over again in the last two months.
When you lose multiple conveniences at the same time, they knock each other down like dominoes – each one causing the next one, or making it worse than it would be by itself.
Threats like these can happen to you and your family, too – because if it’s not a wildfire, it could be a hurricane.
If it’s not a hurricane, it could be a massive blackout.
If not’s a blackout, it could be a flood, riots and protests “gone wild”, or even an earthquake.
I know, because it happened to ME…
It was only a few years ago that I went through a very similar ordeal as the stories I’ve told when a massive “wall of water” dragged 75 homes into the river that runs through my tiny Texas town in the wee morning hours around 2:00am.
Many of my friends barely escaped with their lives.
Worse, a dozen of my fellow townsfolk died in that horrific disaster.
They didn’t need to.
I learned some VERY valuable lessons from that fateful night and – with my background in preparedness (mixed with lessons I’d learned in the military) – I’ve made it my personal mission to make sure that NO FAMILY ever suffer the same fate as my friends or those families that drowned as the waters dragged them into the ambush of water that drove through our town.
I’m hoping I can share those lessons with you because I PROMISE YOU that any ONE of the lessons could literally be the difference between life or death for you and those you love.
Some of those lessons are contained in my survival gear secrets report, which I hope you’ll download so you can start preparing.
For your sake. For your family’s sake. I really hope you will.