This year was warmer and much less windy than last year. Once again we set up in front of Lowe's and had some vendors there also. I bought a new CERT backpack (more zippers and pockets than the free one you get from the class) and a CERT enamel pin for my hat. Lakewood Hardware store was there with free Tshirts. The CSRT was there and keeping an eye on Lakewood's emergency sheltering trailer. They now have 2: one is complete, the other is at 70%. I am posting some photos from the event. Almost the entire Lakewood CERT group was there (a few had to work). I was at the Citizen Corps table again this year. We distributed lots of good info on being prepared. Who depends on you? Do you have pets, kids, elderly parents or disabled family members? Then you have someone depending on you to be prepared during emergencies. You owe it to them and yourself to prepare before the storm, flood or earthquake hits. They used to say 3 days 3 ways, now they advise you to have enough for 7 days, 14 days, or more. There is an app available for CERT members, so if you have an iphone or ipad, look for it.