Life often presents us with situations that we seldom plan for despite the presence of indicators that suggest action is needed. Thinking back over the years, I recall hearing many alerts about hurricanes in the Atlantic poised to strike, but never having our territory or our way of life interrupted by them. It had become normal to disregard the published soundings until hurricane Hugo visited us. That event changed our response to one of taking heed as the words of warning were broadcast.
Contemplating the unthinkable is not what any of us want to entertain, however it is the responsibility of some individuals to not only think of it, but plan for it as such situations are those that bring us to a place of helplessness and place us at the mercy of others.