In light of the recent tornado that and the surrounding communities, we thought we'd bring up the topic of emergency preparedness for this week's Moms Talk Q&A feature.
I won't forget the lesson taught in my 10th-grade physical science class. Mr. Floyd Koehler offered us extra credit if we assembled emergency kits with our families. My kit had flashlights, batteries, water, granola bars and, most importantly, cans and cans of Spaghettios (I'm sure I made room for first aid supplies too).
Does your family have an emergency kit? If so, what was it like putting the kit together and what supplies did you include? What other emergency plans did you make with your family? Please share your stories in the comments box below. Our Moms Council members will offer their thoughts too.
And if you're looking for more guidance on constructing an emergency kit: the American Red Cross has a suggested supplies list posted on its website.