What would you do if you had to evacuate?

The news of the Gatlinburg Wildfires today has me thinking about evacuation.  There are many questions I ask myself.  Do I know where all the important papers are stored?  Could I take our pets? What would I be the most worried about when I was finally safe and reflecting on the things I left behind.

Do you have an evacuation plan?

Watching the news this morning many people are lamenting the loss of pictures of family members who have passed.  There are many services that will take old photos and film and digitalize them.  When they are digitalized are they in a physical form or are they in the cloud?  I have to admit this is one of those tasks that has been on my todo list for months (ok, years) that seems to alway be pushed to the next month.

When thinking of evacuation asa food allergy family, food always comes to mind.  Although most places would have potato chips for most of my family (one of the safe foods we find everywhere), there often is nothing without nightshades.  I am reminded to renew my search for a good tasting protein bar that is safe for all of us.

I currently do not have my plan written down.  I know I do better with a list (I LOVE LISTS) and need to get at least a few of the really important things written down in check-list form.  The first step is thinking about it and asking yourself the important questions of, do I know where the things I would need to take with me are, and could I get to them quickly.

My thoughts today are with the people in and around the fires in Tennessee.


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