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Monday, February 6, 2012

Organizing for an Evacuation

If your smoke alarm went off, and you needed to evacuate quickly, you wouldn't have time to go through your house and collect your purse or wallet, cell phone, laptop, car keys, etc.

Not that I want to be gruesome, but the thought of losing everything in a fire is bad enough. But what if you had to go through the agony of getting a new driver's license, a new insurance card, new credit cards, a new cell phone, etc. If you had them all in one place, and you could grab it all as you leave, at least you wouldn't have that headache to contend with.

At night when I go to bed, I've started putting my laptop in my large bag that I carry every day. It holds my wallet and car keys already. I place it next to my bed. And my cell phone is plugged in next to my bed. So if we have an emergency, I just need to grab my phone and bag. 

Just something to think about.

More on evacuating:

How Quickly Could You Evacuate?

National Preparedness Month - Evacuation Plan

National Preparedness Month - Making a Plan