Wildfires in Colorado. A gas explosion in California. An electrical fire in Detroit.
All three recent occurrences forced homeowners from their homes. Many had only a precious few minutes to grab whatever they could before fleeing to safety.
Fires happen. No one schedules them on the calendar. No one intentionally says, “Oh, can’t come to work today, I have to deal with a fire at home.”
But we need to have a plan just in case fire – or any other emergency – happens.
At the very least, you need to regularly backup your computer and keep the data offsite, along w/copies of important documents, such as property deeds, wills, and insurance papers.
Make sure everyone in your household knows who to call if you get separated and where to go in case of an emergency. You might want to ask a relative or family friend to act as your go-to contact.
You can find even more suggestions planning for emergencies at ready.gov.
If you had five minutes to leave your home because of an emergency, what one item would you take?