Kinda sorta. We don't get many natural disasters, but I do live within 3 miles of TMI... if anyone remembers that. Only people who aren't from this area let their gas tanks hit E. The lifetime residents always keep 1/4 tank. Just in case.
The loose plan is grab all of the kids and pets and head west (I have aunts and uncles in Pittsburgh and Oakmont). Fuck the stuff. It's not important. As soon as we all get there, we'll sort everything out. Until then, just drive.
ETA: Oh, for fires the plan is to get out of the house. Front door, back door... doesn't matter. Grab the kid and get out. Screw the rest. Thats why we have insurance.
No supplies. We have guns and ammo, but that's just because we have guns and ammo. Not becuase we're planning for the apocalypse. We have food that we eat on a routine basis. But no stockpile. But again, we don't really get natural disasters here.
We don't have an emergency kit, nor do we have a specific plan. The vague plan I have is: get the cats in their carriers and grab fool and water bowls and their food, grab the important documents & jewelry, which are all kept in the same place, and pull a blanket or two off the bed, along with a couple pillows, then GTFO. And listen for instructions on evacuation locations.
Our main worries here are earthquakes and brush fires. The earthquake especially is why I know we should have emergency kits in our cars and the apartment.
I have no idea. We have no fire escape, but the fire station is 2 blocks away, so we should be fine in case of fire. We have a firebox for important documents that we should be more vigilant about- maybe keep some cash in it or something. Renters' insurance, of course.
There is no stockpile of food or anything, although, I did fill some growlers with water for last year's hurricane, just in case. Once again, we are stuck transportation-wise until someone takes pity on us unless we see it coming from miles and miles away.
Post by FroggyFarts on May 17, 2012 14:24:18 GMT -5
We're both well-versed on the safety tips given by FEMA for natural disasters that occur in our area. We do need to bulk up on the recommended supplies (3 day emergency kit for our family of four), a fire safety window ladder since we're on the second floor of our complex with only one exit, a battery operated/hand-crank radio.
All of that said, we do have an evacuation plan set up for fire. The less likely natural disasters wouldn't be strong enough to require immediate evacuation given our location though. Our car is stocked with some extra blankets and a large first aid kit though. We also never let it get to empty on gas.
we don't keep water on hand because we use the filter in our fridge, the selection of food in our apartment is measly, we don't own a car and would likely be stuck in the city in the event of a major evacuation, and we don't have a fire escape (and live too far up in the building for a safe window exit). we also don't own any guns or weapons.