It could happen to you, you don't think it can but devastation can hit at the least expected time. As for us, here in South Louisiana, this is just what happened last week. What started out as a random thunderstorm, grew massive and decided to sit on top of Louisiana and devastate parishes and cities far and wide. A thunderstorm of such great proportion, that there are no records available to compare it to. The media didn't run to help people here; nationally or internationally, no one came right away or for days. The president turned his eye and the government didn't come bringing in the brigades, although the National Guard was called out here to rescue people as time went on. This monster of a catastrophe came so sudden on the people of Louisiana, for most people, there was no way to escape. People have been saying things like "they are from Louisiana, they are used to hurricanes." Well, this sure is no hurricane and there was no warning and nothing anyone could do when the waters rose. People and their things were hit by massive waters rising from the river swelling and nowhere for the water to go, far and wide. There are whole neighborhoods far and wide completely destroyed here. Whole towns and parishes completely destroyed. Meanwhile, our Cajun Army that has come together has been out trying to help and has been denied entry into parishes devastated by this flooding of biblical proportions. No one warned us or sent us the ark, but the people here as always have been the help brigade banning together to help people far and wide as best as they can. Here in South Louisiana, that is what we do best, pull together in good and bad times. The devastation that happened here will take a long time to recover. Meanwhile, it has been raining and pouring every day, while constant flash flood warnings angrily and loudly buzz our phones and TV. As seen in the past years, total annihilation of cities could happen anywhere. I could go on and on about what is happening here and how people who were equipped to help a certain community and communities were denied entry to save and rescue people and how really bad things are here while not getting coverage. What were meant to rescue efforts has quietly become a recovery effort of deceased people who could have been saved and were denied help. As with disaster anywhere, what is the one thing that you need to do to be prepared? How are you not prepared now? These things are questions anyone should ask as we continue to see national and international occurrences and devastation happening the worldwide. Whether it is fires, floods, earthquakes and hurricanes on a grand scale we have never witnessed, everyone needs to think about preparedness and safety. Here are some things you can think about getting ahead of time to help yourself and your family. Don't wait till disaster hits you, cause when it does, you may not be able to find food, shelter, or help for your family. Get prepared ahead of times and stay safe in these harrowing times. Many people are still stranded and even dead here. It does not pay to be caught unaware or unprepared for things. I hope you find things you need in this list.