Charge! — Wheel Tales of Willow City

Charge 00 Charge 01 Charge 02 Charge 03 Charge 04 Charge 05 Charge 06 Charge 07 Charge 08 Charge 09 Charge 10 Charge 11 Charge 12 Charge 13Most people are inconvenienced by a power outage. Even in a major city in an emergency like the aftermath of a severe storm; earthquake; or tsunami, power can be out for days. Other people are dependant on that same power for more than light or heat. They rely on electrical devices to do the small things like get in and out of bed — to get in and out of the washroom — or to get in and out of a wheelchair or even bed. More than food can be spoiled by lack of refrigeration. Insulin is something that needs to be kept refrigerated.

It would be nice if everyone who had such a need had a back-up power source that would extend the use of their equipment for a day and even something like a generator that could provide power for longer.

We just had a severe storm and some were without power for two or three days. It started with 750,000 homes and businesses without power for 10+ hours and a large chunk of that population as much as 3 days. There sure was a lot of spoiled food.

I don’t know how many considered the elderly, disabled, and the folks living alone under such circumstance.

Remember those folks during times of emergency.


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Sea Dollies — Wheel Tales of Willow City

Sea Dollies 00Sea Dollies 01Sea Dollies 02Sea Dollies 03Sea Dollies 04Sea Dollies 05Sea Dollies 05aSea Dollies 06Sea Dollies 07Sea Dollies 08Sea Dollies 09Sea Dollies 10Sea Dollies 11Sea Dollies 12Sea Dollies 13Sea Dollies 14Sea Dollies 15Sea Dollies 16Sea Dollies 17Sea Dollies 18I hope you enjoy these and I would really appreciate your spreading the word. My stories are spread by word-of-mouth so this is the way that others might also see them.

With children there can often be questions that are tough to answer. Some tough ones are about natural disasters and whether you are in danger from them. There are different ways to deal with such questions. One way is to explain whether it is likely and how you might be ready to cope with such an emergency.

There are emergencies that can crop up anywhere that we live. It is prudent to keep an emergency kit with food and water for 72 hours in case the power and water are out that long. There are other things you can include in the emergency kit as well and it should have enough for the people living there.

Have you considered how disabled people might cope? Some folks are dependent on their electric wheelchair and the batteries only last so long. They might not be able to drive a manual wheelchair. It is good to know what resources are available and who might be at risk.

This strip* was published before as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” but we thought it would be better to publish more independently — hence the change in venue and name to “Wheel Tales of Willow City”.

We'll Make CentsWe’ll Make Cents” is an organization that helps support a number of not-for-profit causes which might get overlooked. Why not pop over and give them a visit.

Donations are actually hard to come by for Charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Consider what you might be able to donate. It might be a good time to clean that closet, attic, cellar, shed, or garage! You might have someone else’s next treasured possession. Perhaps you don’t live near Auckland and We’ll Make Cents, but there are people in need everywhere!

DWPenner

* Only the first stories were on We’ll Make cents. The more recent stories are being published here first.