Weather forecasts warn of a snow and ice storm that will hit a swath of states in the Midwest, Northeast and South early next week. Why not use the forecast as inspiration for this year’s Valentine’s Day gift? Instead of buying loved ones flowers or chocolates, make them a disaster preparedness food kit, advises Pinar Keskinocak and Julie Swann, co-directors of Georgia Tech's Health & Humanitarian Logistics Center.
Did you know that many grocery stores only have enough food in their inventory for a few days? We know what those stores will look like after we rush in a panic to get enough milk, bread, eggs and canned soup to last until the storm passes and the roads are clear. But our stores may not be able to get a resupply quickly if the roads are closed to their distribution center. What do we do then?