Watching sad story after sad story taught me something about organizing my belongings and getting ready for a natural (or manmade disaster.)
1. Keep all your prescription medications in one area (We keep ours in a wicker basket near the coffee maker-so we take every morning) In the event of a disaster and we have to leave in a hurry-all we have to do is pickup the wicker basket
thanks for all the great advise, it is better to be prepared for something that may never happen then to not be be prepared when it does. I have also lived through a devistating hurricane that we thought thought would never really happen. I have not ever been that complacent again.
Thanks for the great tips. Foresight is always so much better than hindsight!
After Katrina, my DH & I sat down & made a list of absolute essentials we'd need to "grab & run" with in case of emergency.
We pulled together prepacked "grab&run" bags. (suitcases)
We went around & found extras of things on our list to put in our bags, such as
*travel size toiletry kits
*first aid kits
*copies of important papers (prescriptions & such)
*extra underwear we're not using (at least a weeks worth)
Anything we can't prepack, we made a list to keep in the 'Grab Bags' of things we use everyday that can't be packed away.
In case of an emergency, We can glance down the list & quickly pull together these remaining items, without being sidetracked wasting valuable time scrounging up the other stuff (thats already packed). stuff like =
*our daily wall calendar, personal phonebook, medicines, treasured Bible etc..
It was actually fun doing this because when we finished, we looked around the house at what was left and wondered "Hey, if it's not important enough to grab & take with us, then why are we keeping it now?"
Alot of decluttering, selling, giving away will soon get done! : )
I can't believe i Left my bible off my initial list! How would I get through a terrible event without it! And all those years of highlights and notes in the margins! Thanks for the reminder, again about what's REALLY important
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