Glenn's son-in-law wrote a panic laced email when hearing the news that ebola had arrived in Dallas, Texas. Now what? He asked Glenn how we can prepare for this -- if we can prepare at all. Check out the response he wrote back.
"So my son-in-law writes me last night. 'Dad, yikes. How can we prepare for this?'" Glenn read.
I was mocked four weeks ago by the press saying Texas was a huge target for Ebola. If only someone else would listen.
Son, the best thing to do is have cash on hand. Lots of food in storage and be ready to go if needed. These things will unfortunately come. But they are going to come all over the world. No place will be different. There's no safe zone from what's going to happen.
If things get really bad, everyone will have a plan. But I do not think this is imminient in such a way to panic.
I'm always wrong on timing. But with that said, make sure that you do not need to go to the store for food and fuel. That's an essential step. Have your emergency food storage and medical supplies ready.
I would bet that on case number two, panic will begin. Don't panic. Know that all will be well. But as I've said for a while now, and so it begins.
"I want you to know, you shouldn't hoard anything. What you should do right now if you haven't already, be prepared for -- just think of a pandemic. People don't understand what that means. The guy who was just cured from this, and by itself we're making serum so if this really happens, there's not a chance in hell the average person gets serum. There's not enough serum for this. But pandemics, I believe it was one in every ten people were affected by the Spanish flu in America. Almost every household had someone die in 1918 and 1919.
That's how intense it was. They couldn't keep up with it. That's what a pandemic means."
"When that happens, you do get quarantined. You can get the whole place. You know, a town, a ZIP code, a house, a family. You just get quarantined. If it's bad enough, you get quarantined in your home."
"Now, if that's happening, what does that mean for you? That means: You better have food. You better have water. You better have some sort of alternative fuel: Electricity, logs, anything. You should have gold or silver or cash on hand because what happens if the banks -- in a pandemic, it could very easily close. Your malls, your stores will close."
These isn't just helpful information to prepare for Ebola, but anything so you aren't left to panic when something unexpected happens.
"You do these things now so you're prepared and you're not panicking. When my son wrote to me, if we weren't prepared, I would have panicking. It's in Dallas. I would have been panicking. I know I have a plan, and he knows we have a plan. Follow the plan, and it doesn't involve panic," Glenn said.