Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Preparedness: Evacuation List!

In our Working Pantry Classroom I've been giving the class some 'getting them ready for class' type stuff to think about and discuss.  (You need to know that the class is on Disaster Preparedness so this question will make sense.)  A recent question I posed to them was this ...

If you had to leave your home immediately for a period of time, what would you take with you? You have 30 minutes to evacuate ...

Here's a list I compiled of everyone's answers ...

Pets, pet food and any medications needed
Important Paperwork  (ID Documents, Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Property Titles)
Money ... as in cash
Phones and charging cords
Children’s needs and something for them to do
Baby needs
72-hour bags
Family pictures, photo albums, negatives
Medications and list of doctors along with their phone numbers
External hard drive (with back-ups of photos and important papers)
Purse, Wallet, Billfold
Tools (Screwdriver, Hammer, etc)
First aid kit
Laptop, Kindle or Ipad and their chargers
Something to read
Pen and paper
Paper products
Special Projects such as genealogy, etc or small things that have sentimental value
Guns and ammo, Pepper spray
Eye glasses
Sewing, needle work or some kind of handwork

Think you won't ever have to evacuate your home ... I know of quite a few people who once thought that too!  In an emergency situation where time is limited it might be hard to think about what needs to be done.  Having a master list would help greatly! 

Can you add anything to this list?

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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  1. Patsy, I would add a tent to that list. If we needed to evacuate to a community center or somewhere like that, we could use the tent to provide some privacy. My daughter is on the Autism spectrum and would have a hard time coping in a situation like that. The tent would provide her with a secure space of her own to close off the chaos.

    1. Rhonda, that is a very good idea, I am going to add it to my own personal evcuation list! Thanks!


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