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IMG_3216.JPGSeptember 30 -- Homecoming weekend on the Plains begins today. Big tents are in place, tables and chairs are set, recycle and trash bins are strategically placed, and fraternities and sororities are adding last-minute touches to their floats for this evening's parade. Out of town football fans are getting ready for the trek to Auburn. They

  • Checked vehicle tire pressure and fluid levels, and fueled up for the road trip.
  • Finalized lodging arrangement.
  • Packed picnic items and clothes.
  • Located game tickets.

This year's homecoming events begin on National (Disaster) Preparedness Day. What does National Preparedness Day have to do with homecoming? Maybe nothing, but maybe it has to do with being prepared for the day it's your turn to host the hordes that arrive for a fabulous weekend of food and fun.

In both cases, it pays to plan ahead. In both cases, you can anticipate lots of possibilities. In both cases, you'll probably forget something, but you'll have the big things covered. Big things such as

  • Food
  • Beverage (water is a basic)
  • Assembly location, including instructions on how to get there
  • Contact information
  • First aid kit and medications
  • Lights
  • Fuel (grill, generator, vehicle)
  • Extra clothes (it might be wet or cold or involve multiple days)
  • Games (include some that don't require electronics)
  • Paper products and cleanup supplies (toilet paper, paper towels, transh bags, etc)

Go wild! Plan an event and use your list to organize your disaster kits. It's a good idea to keep one at home, in your vehicle, and at work.

No matter the date, every day is a good day to be prepared for disaster. Have fun and be prepared for whatever comes your way.


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