Thursday, March 27, 2003

The Red Cross wants you to get ready

If you're feeling insufficiently prepared for a terrorist attack, or insufficiently panicked, the American Red Cross is here to help. The agency's Web site offers detailed downloadable publications on how individuals, families, neighborhoods, schools and businesses should stock up and steel themselves for each level of the Homeland Security Advisory System. There are special sections on "Children & Disasters," "Special Needs," "Animal Safety," and the intriguingly named "Personal Workplace Disaster Supplies Kit." My own personal workplace disasters usually involve computer meltdowns, and are best prepared for with a good supply of comforting junk food, but I guess that's not what they're talking about.

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