"We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn't have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness."
One moment can change your life. The earthquake in Nepal set off a series of events that are still unfolding. The earthquake was a rating of 7.8 which is the highest that this region has seen in over eighty years. Many rural parts of the country were damaged and buildings in the Kathmandu were destroyed. There are currently around four thousand deaths that have been confirmed and the toll keeps rising. This video shows a man who was at a camp on Everest when the video hit. The ground starts to shake and then you see the giant cloud of snow move in. Just a warning as possibly warranted in such a scary situation the man who's taking this video uses some less that clean language.
Watching this video really made me think about how lucky we are. Not only do we live in a part of the country that has very few natural disasters, we also have the car and means to deal with them if they are to happen. In Nepal people are being treated outside on the streets surrounding the hospital because the building are either unsafe or so clogged with those who were wounded by the earthquake. Make sure you don't take for granted what you have. It really is evident in this video that there are things in the world that we can not control and while this is an awful way to be reminded, I feel as though it might be necessary because as we know fear is one of the greatest motivators to exist. By having fear placed in us it can lead to some of the greatest breakthroughs that we have ever scene.