Lessons Learned: COVID-19 Edition

In 1998, when I was 23 years old, Eastern Ontario and Quebec were struck by an ice storm which shut down power for days or weeks. Then there was Y2K, and 9/11. My oldest daughter was born in May 2003 in the first SARS pandemic, and a few months later, overloaded transmission lines combined with a software bug to create “the world’s second most widespread blackout in history” — the city of Toronto had no power for two days.

I’ve been through a few emergencies, and along the way with the help of experience and some books, I’ve put together a pretty comprehensive emergency preparedness system.

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