Community is our most important asset

Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 5:10 PM

President Donald Trump proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month. The bottom line, is this just another communique out of Washington trying to elevate awareness that will continue to prepare us for natural disasters, or is there something else going on behind the scene that the government can’t say but wants us to think about besides national disasters?

Sure, over the past year, communities nationwide have witnessed and endured damage from multiple hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods, volcanic eruptions and other natural disasters. The historic hurricane season of 2017 included three catastrophic storms, then were followed by a destructive series of wildfires in California. Total affected, about 47 million people. Except for fires in the Four Corners area, we are considered to be one of the safest places on the planet. Despite that being said, preparedness is essential in all parts of our nation? That means we are not exempt for what is brewing it terms of a national debt bubble that may lead to some form of a financial crisis in the form of a currency reset.

Here again, it’s not a matter of if, but when. The government encourages all Americans to take the opportunity to ensure they have an emergency response plan in place and be ready to have it be properly executed. Emergencies and disasters test the resilience and strength of families, communities and our nation. It is impossible to avoid every challenge and threat, but we can and must.

Community is the most important asset that we have.

Bill Utrup