I had faced this situation, when there was an earthquake in Gujarat in 2001. I took some cash, bank cheque book, medicines pouch, mobile phone, biscuits.
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Yes it was scary and the fear continued for many days. Actually its very difficult to choose, what to take along in such natural calamities. And Earthquakes happen without any warning. First and foremost you want to save lives of people around you.
Thanks hellovictoria, for responding to the question!
I just pray that no one should face this kind of situation. But natural calamities do happen and the mind just becomes blank in such situations.
Thanks PurvisBobbi, for your response!
Ah! Those lovely sweet memories, the family photos. I just love them. But in those moments of crisis, I don't remember whether I thought of that or not.
Thanks bethperry, for answering!
Thoughtful choice of things--thanks!
Thanks chef-de-jour, for your response and concern!
Yes, the horrible memories are still fresh in my mind. My kids were at school at that time and we literally ran from home to reach there. The earthquake destroyed many lives and property.
Thanks backporchstories, for your response!
You are a true writer. Nice choices. Thanks!
Thanks flacoinohio, for answering the question!
That's a good idea! One must keep at least one such bag ready in homes.
Thanks Penny G, for your answer!
That' s so thoughtful of you to keep a bag ready and packed.
Thanks again for responding!
Thanks sunil, for answering!
Thoughtful choice of things to be carried in an emergency. Thanks again!
Thanks sheilamyers, for your response!
Yes, we had also taken the car keys, since we had to rush to fetch our kids from school. Pets in fact give you some kind of indication as well that something terrible is about to happen.
Thanks Josh Makaveli!
You are right, cash is most important. But first of all we want to save our lives. Many families just managed to carry their small kids and elderly parents and nothing else. People were forced to live in tents for several days!
Yes you are absolutely right that families need to carry small kids and old parents at first and then the material things. And I can very well understand the situation of living in tents, its so hard