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The upcoming fall and winter months may be particularly difficult for rural communities (as well as urban) across the nation. The persistence of an economic recession, combined with a potentially devastating flu season sets the stage for a time of unprecedented need. I strongly encourage communities nationwide to unite within their community and develop a cooperative strategy of survival in times of disaster. Take note of those in your community with special needs, such as the elderly, disabled and fatherless homes. In the event of a massive flu outbreak, communities may experience the closing, sometimes for weeks of important businesses (grocery stores, government offices, restaurants, gas stations, etc.). This has occurred before in America’s history. Therefore, please take the month of August to prepare, as a community, for any potential disaster. Consider a mass food canning effort to ensure adequate food supplies for all. Evaluate the adequate supply and source of water, heat and cooking provisions. Establish a list of those with special needs, as well as a general contact list for your community. In some disasters, transportation may also be an issue, so remember this when developing your plan. Include God in every plan, by giving thanks to Him and asking for guidance in all that we have and do.
Our dependence on Him and each other may be the key to surviving any disaster. Keep in mind the recent disasters in America – for example, Katrina – have shown that counting on public or federal agencies, or handling it alone have resulted in many human fatalities.
For people willing to organize such an effort in their community, you can post your name, community name (e.g., New Liberty, etc.) and contact number at most local churches and businesses in town. (Please ask permission from church or business first).
For the Pleasant Home community, please call Vicki VonBokern at 484-2439 or (502) 514-1571. Developing plans like this take time, so please don’t delay, since lives may depend on it.
One final note: Once the plans are completed communities across Owenton can share and exchange ideas and or progress with each other. After final completion they will only need periodic updating and a prayer that they never require implementation.
God bless our community, our county and our country.