Be Prepared

This morning, we woke up to no water.   I went down and got a reserve jug of drinking water from my emergency supplies.  

Shortly thereafter, we were informed that our local water treatment plant had failed, and, although flow had been restored, we would have to boil our drinking water for several days.  

You never know when you’ll need your disaster preparation materials. In this case, it’s not a bad situation.  For us, it is mostly an inconvenience for a few days. I won’t need to use my water purification tablets or purifying drinking straw … but do have them if the situation gets worse.    

Be prepared.  Even in the middle of of city in one of the the wealthiest countries in the world, infrastructure can fail unexpectedly.  

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Barbara Z. Johnson

Barbara Z. Johnson is a professor of computer science at an undisclosed small, liberal arts college and also has taught in education and media arts/game development departments at several universities. She is also a sci-fi/fantasy geek who researches the educational uses of video-games, fan-fiction, and online simulations. Currently, she is researching science education in Minecraft.

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