OPINION: Is Central Texas Prepared for Another Pandemic Shutdown?
I think we can all agree that we are all over this pandemic. In our heads and hearts, anyway.
I hate wearing a mask, even though I know it's best for me and people around me. What really worries me though is the though of another shutdown. I don't know about you, but I remember the shutdown of 2020 and it was horrible. It cost people jobs, homes, and even lives.
GET READY AND STAY READY CENTRAL TEXAS!
We went through a real depression, and I don't want to go through it again. While it seems highly unlikely in Texas, my question is this: if it were to happen again, would you and your family be ready?
I don't just mean are you stocked up on things you'd need to stave off the virus and keep the pantry stocked. I mean, would your family be ready for the financial fallout that many experienced the last time?
PRAY FOR CENTRAL TEXAS !
I hate that we have to think about things like this. If you'd told me before COVID-19 that the entire world would shut down in 2020 due to a virus, I wouldn't have thought it possible.
We all remember everyone buying up toilet paper packs like they were new Jordans, and many of us were caught off guard by the scarcities and occupancy restrictions that were put in place. Worse, many didn't have much money and supplies saved up for such a major emergency.
The same can be said about the massive winter storm that hit us in February of 2021. I don't think anyone was prepared for that. ERCOT certainly wasn't.
All I can suggest to Texas is not only save your money correctly for you and your family's sake, but stock up on food as well because we don’t know what the next couple months or even a year will hold.
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