Smaller Go Bag For Basic Evacuations – EvacSak

Smaller Go Bag For Basic Evacuations – EvacSak

This will be short and sweet. If you are in a situation where you need to evacuate for weather or wildfire etc… you’ll, hopefully only need to be away for a few days to a week. Here’s a quick run down of the things you might need if you have to evacuate to a shelter, hotel, or even to the home of a friend or family.  If you do have to leave your home, consider leaving a notice for the first responders in your area. It can save them valuable time and alert them to potential danger areas around your home. Here is our version.  Hopefully, you’ll never need any of this but it’s easy to be prepared and will help you get out of harm’s way...
Evacuation Presentation

Evacuation Presentation

Here is the video version of our Evacuation Presentation. We use this for talks with community organizations, neighborhoods, and other groups interested in developing a solid plan for an orderly and well prepared evacuation. If you’re interested in the Evac-Sak or First Responder Notice, shoot us an  email – Contact Us Click below for the video:  Evacuation Presentation – YouTube ...
Evacuation

Evacuation

Get out of Dodge The faster you can get out, the better your chances of making it. Roads will quickly become congested. Decide how much time you have to get rolling and stick to it. This is a list of tasks to perform before you leave your home during an evacuation. Do these in order as time allows. If you must leave immediately, do so. It’s not worth it to risk your life. Get your gear, your family, your pets, and GET OUT! Now it’s time to start PLAN “B.” • Everyone has their Go-Bag • Fill water containers to take with you – If possible, bring your water collection system with you. Fill it with supplies. • Make sure all batteries are charged before you leave (for portable devices) • Check weapons and ammunition (it’s a bad idea to leave these behind) • Listen to radio or TV if possible for road closures and delays • Everyone should know the destination AND the route • Discuss “Plan C” route and destination in case your secondary location is inaccessible. • If possible let your out-of-area contact (OAC) know that you are on the move to your secondary location • Everyone should have contact and family info pack • Pet Go-Bags • Make sure everyone is dressed for the conditions along the way and at the destination • Secure your valuables before you leave • Fill bath tub with water and lightly chlorinate Stay tuned for the next part in the EVACUATION SERIES Tomorrow EVACUATION PART 2 Are you still here? We pick up where we left off yesterday. You’re...
Harvey – The Good, The Bad, And the Helpless

Harvey – The Good, The Bad, And the Helpless

By now, the storm is just a memory but we’ve all seen accounts from those devastated by Hurricane Harvey. So many people STAYED in harms way. Why didn’t they evacuate? Why were so many people unprepared? They live in Hurricane Country… They live in a flood prone area… why were so many of them, seemingly caught off guard? After the following email, from a fan, I decided to unpack this convoluted situation and mass evacuations in general.   . The email:  You know you are my go to guy for keeping me on the right path so to speak!  I am having serious angst over these people in Houston!  It’s not like I have family down there.  I do but they are in Austin and are faring well.  Anyhow…..  My son says he cannot understand my faith in people. I have many thoughts about this stuff.   1)  How are so many so unprepared?  They live in a FLOOD ZONE in a HURRICANE prone area!  WTH??? 2)  I was watching Good Morning America this morning.  Their doctor was on discussing the medical implications of the hurricane/tropical storm/rain/flooding.  I have read the Coming Home series and One Second After series.  The first folks to go are going to be the elderly and chronically ill.  She was talking about how dire the situation is going to be for those needing dialysis, those who have heart disease, those on oxygen, diabetics on insulin, etc…  I don’t understand.  These people had 3-4 days to evacuate.  Why did they stay?  (Maybe these are rhetorical questions, but these are my thoughts)  You know even sometimes...
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