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Do You Have an Emergency Plan For Your Family?

A recent earthquake in San Francisco and all of the hurricanes out East have me thinking about our family emergency plan. Prepared for future trembles, I have flashlights under our beds, land-line phones stored close to our phone jacks, bottled water and canned food in the pantry, and a list of phone numbers on our refrigerator.

While I can't plan for the unexpected, I can try to have an emergency plan in place for my family. Do you have one?

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milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
There should have been a "no, but I need to option". Because I know we need to, we just haven't gotten it done yet.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I didn't assume anything, I was explaining what I have.
superfoxml superfoxml 9 years
I think g1amourpuss, when she says 'get the f out of there' she's referring to being completely focused on protecting her daughter in the even of an emergency- having the adrenaline to keep her safe no matter what, and I think that's commendable.
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 9 years
Good for you Greggie. And even better for you to just assume I don't have a fire extinguisher. (The home I live in is Histortic, btw. It would cost at least 5k to rewire... I've only had one scare.)
Greggie Greggie 9 years
We're a little more prepared than "grab and get the f*** out," but a little less prepared than having full kits put together. We have fire ladders and extinguishers in both upstairs bedrooms and basic earthquake preparedness stuff. We could do better.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
We don't really need to worry about hurricanes, earthquakes or tornadoes where we live, so no we don't have an emergency plan.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
we dp, but i think it's a work in progress. as meds change, children grow out of clothes, phone numbers change, things have to be updated. i need to do that. plus, what if we aren't home when it happens? i have some things in the car (first aid kit and bottled water) but that's really it.
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 9 years
We don't have earthquakes where I live, but I have a couple of plans for hurricanes. My other plan for fires or whatever is grab my daughter and get the F--- out of here.
shoogerbooger shoogerbooger 9 years
This reminds me again that we need to! We are living in Japan right now and just had a 6.9 earthquake hit about 2 months ago. It made my husband and I realize that we don't have any plans in place if something bad were to happen.
nevadamtnbear nevadamtnbear 9 years
Ironically, yes. After the earthquake swarms started here near Reno (our house) we got a 72 hour kit together as well as put together an even more long term preparedness "kit" in our camper with clothes and food for a week or more. Now it's done and it is very nice knowing that we have everything together in case of an emergency.
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