Date: October 24, 2019 07:44PM
Once again, we in California are going through extreme fires, and fire danger, right now due to high winds (the "Santa Anas," which are a normal part of our annual weather cycle), and extremely low humidity.
Although all of the official, online, maps and hazard advisories say that we (in this house) are safe, it is a bit hard to believe because of the high amount of smoke in the air right now which is causing concern about breathing, and also--once again--I can't see the mountains, which are right "in front of us," to the very near north.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department has posted a reminder to everyone of the priority list in the event of evacuation. I have never seen this list before, and it is absolutely better than the list I have carried in my brain since I was growing up in the southwest San Fernando Valley (I grew up with threatening wildfires, but not nearly so many as we have now).
I think everyone ought to print this off, because--in case of flood, or storm, or fire--THESE are the priorities:
THE SIX "P's":
1) People and pets (plus: pet food and water dishes)
2) Papers, phone numbers, and important documents. (Includes birth certificates, insurance papers, titles to everything, school records, licenses, passports, wills and Powers of Attorney, etc.)
3) Prescriptions, supplements, and eyeglasses
4) Pictures and photos, and irreplaceable memorabilia (for every member of your family), plus serious jewelry
5) Plastic (credit cards, ATM cards) and cash
6) Personal computer (hard drives and flash drives)
If you print this off (as many copies as are necessary for your family), and put them in the logical places you would go to if you had to suddenly evacuate, then you will be in a much better position than would otherwise be the case.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/24/2019 11:25PM by Tevai.