I've discovered an amazingly straightforward guide on the @At Your Library website to assist us all with getting our stuff together - in case we have to leave our homes quickly on account of the unexpected.
According to Janet and Laura Greenwald, who have unfortunately had personal experience coping with disastrous situations, there are
Six Absolutely Vital Things You and Your Family Need to Survive an Emergency Evacuation.
According to the Greenwalds,you must have:
- Enough cash or access to cash to get you through 3 to 7 days
- Documented proof that you own your home, car and other property and that it is insured
- The ability to prove your identity to get assistance, money or housing
- The items that are most important to you, secure and accessible away from home. These include vital documents, important photos/videos, home inventory of your possessions for insurance purposes
- Birth, Marriage and Passports/Citizenship Certificates
- Easy access to your financial information, bank accounts, safe deposit accounts, direct deposits and investments
Just remember that only you can determine what's best for you and your family. Suggestions made do not necessarily fit everyone's personal circumstances. Use your own judgment to determine what's best for you and your family.