The smell of smoke, the lack of rain, and the outbreak of multiple wildfires in our region this summer makes the possibility of an evacuation more real. Part of an evacuation plan is having a Go-Bag or Tote for each member of your family, including pets. A Go-Bag or Tote should contain a three-day supply of items you would need in the event you had to evacuate your home. These bags are prepared in advance, before an emergency, and are kept in an easily accessible place.
When creating your Go-Bag or Tote here are a few suggestions of essentials items to include:
What other items would you add to your Go-Bag? Potentially, small family heirlooms or photos?
Remember, your biggest defense in evacuating safely is to have a plan. Be ready to go, leave early, stay calm, and follow the directions of emergency personnel.