With all the fires that are happening right now It got me thinking am I prepared at home just incase of disaster and No I am not and as soon as I get home I am going to prepare myself and my pets just incase . I got a list together to help guide you on the most important things that you will need cause when stuff hits the fan and you need to flee your home being organized is the best way to protect your home and family. You can download an emergency app from the Red Cross it allows you to receive custom weather alerts and other useful information get it from your app store or text' GETEMERGENCY' to 90999
Have Copies of important papers , keep them in plastic waterproof case this is very important because you may need to prove who you are and that you own property:
- Your driver’s license.
- The deed to your house.
- Proof of insurance.
- Medical records.
- Social security cards.
- A list of personal contacts.
- Flash lights with extra batteries
- Personal hygiene kit
- Prescription medication
Safeguard pets. Make sure they’re micro-chipped and have I.D. collars. Create pet grab-and-go kits & three days worth of food and water.
*Put your cellphone number on your pet's tag
For Help identifying pet-friendly lodgings here are some websites to check
Have a grab-and-go kit. Include essential supplies, such as water, food, and first-aid supplies.
Shut off utilities. Turn off electricity, water, and gas. Doing so will help prevent additional dangers including flooding, fire, and explosions. Keep in mind, you’re going to need the utility company to turn your gas back on when you return home.
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