Chances are, you'd probably have a difficult time dealing with this
The post about only being able to grab one thing in a fire got me thinking. How prepared are you? A lot of people said they would grab a thing of pictures. If that is something important to you, where do you have them located? Do you have evacuation routes planned for your family? Does everyone know what to do? Do you have your important items that you need to grab in an easily accessable place? You'll have a hard time getting that box of pictures out if you've got them up in the attic.
I offer up to you a challenge to guage how you would handl an emergency. You've got a natural disaster predicted for your area. Pick one that fits. Snow storm, hurricane, tornado, earthquake, etc.
Here are the rules:
- You have 15 minutes to evacuate your house. You don't know if your house will be destroyed, so plan accordingly. You need to follow your evacuation plans to get everyone out of town. That includes a meetup place if everyone isn't at home when you evacuate.
- The only food/water you have available is what you have in your 72 hour food kits.
- When you are able to get back to your house, you find it is destroyed. You need a list of your valuables to submit to your insurance company.
So, how would you have fared? Or would you have been screwed? I know I would have been screwed. I've been meaning to get my emergency kit built up, but just haven't gotten around to it. I've got my emergency binder, but not much else.