I know that we (collectively) have been stunned by the news of the earthquake and resulting tsunami that took place a couple of days ago in Japan. And it is still of course affecting the coastlines of countries all up and down the Pacific Ocean. What has really struck me is the isolation that many throughout the country of Japan have experienced as a result of roads breaking up and power, phone, and water lines being broken or at the bare minimum, disrupted.
Why do I bring this up? I bring it up because it further reinforces what our church leaders have been telling us for years and years--we need to be prepared with emergency water, food, first aid supplies, cleaning/sanitation supplies and if possible, a bit of fuel. Even if you only use the water when a water main is broken or your water gets turned off so that something related to your plumbing can be fixed, it will give you peace of mind (and a way to have something to drink or flush the toilet with). Same with your other supplies.