In Case of Emergency….

This is something I think about whenever I see or read about a disaster, then the task seems overwhelming and I get paralysed by it. We don’t generally get disasters where we are. Then the Grenfell Tower fire happened in the middle of the night and I realised those poor people have no means of id, no documents, no proof of anything. I also think more prosaically about what if we had a medical emergency, we should have an emergency bag of toiletries, clothes, names & phone numbers, spare charger etc. And now I have read this. I am going to get us organised! 👏🏻

Bee Organized with Pamela

Today our news is dominated by wildfires.

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I was born and raised in Oklahoma which you many not know but has almost every peril known to happen.  Tornados, wind, hail from pea to softball size, rain, sometimes we get the remains of tropical storms so we get floods, droughts (You may have heard of a little tale by the name of the Dust Bowl,  it really happened) wildfires pushed by high winds and now….earthquakes!! Yes, they get them all.

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Well, this got me to thinking about the, what if?  What would you do in case of an emergency?  What if you had to evacuate your home?  What would you take?  Would you be able to locate your important document or would you have to waste valuable time?

I want to help you get organized for the in case of…

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11 thoughts on “In Case of Emergency….

  1. I had to do this back in 2003 when a big fire circled my home. I put my cat Toby in a carrier, got my important legal documents and myself ready. No clothes, toiletries…Thankfully, the fire was extinguished as it reached the trees at the edge of the garden. It broke out again the following morning but the fire brigade saved the day. Not to be repeated I hope…

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  2. Ever since living in earthquake prone California over 30 years ago we have maintained a preparedness for extended periods without power, water, transportation, commerce etc. It has been more of a stay in place preparedness plan rather than a grab and run scenario. Something to think about…

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      1. Yes, when I was still teaching, we had the parents bring or purchase an earthquake kit and stored them in big bins. We did that for years. Now they are not doing it anymore!!!!

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