September is National Preparedness Month, and it comes once again the heels of a massive disaster hitting the gulf coast of the United States, this time in the form of Hurricane Harvey. Over the month of September we are going to going over a series of articles on many aspects of preparedness and how it relates to your community and your family. Many people when they think go preparedness think of Doomsday Preppers on National Geographic or Mad Max movies and a land without laws after a catastrophic event. Both of these ideas are ridiculous in their own way, but once someone gets an idea in their heads its difficult to change their thinking, which brings us to our first section.

Separating Fact from Fiction

The first thing we need to address is separating what is fact and what is fiction. There is a prevailing thought that some people are impervious to the effects of disasters, that is a falsehood.

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