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What 5 things will you pack, if you have only 5 minutes to leave your home?


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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    Chitrangada Sharan (ChitrangadaSharan) 3 years ago

    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.

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    Chitrangada Sharan (ChitrangadaSharan) 3 years ago

    Thanks bethperry, for answering!

    Thoughtful choice of things--thanks!

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    Chitrangada Sharan (ChitrangadaSharan) 3 years ago

    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 again!

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    Chitrangada Sharan (ChitrangadaSharan) 3 years ago

    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 again!

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    Chitrangada Sharan (ChitrangadaSharan) 3 years ago

    Thanks flacoinohio, for answering the question!

    That's a good idea! One must keep at least one such bag ready in homes.

    Thanks again!

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    Chitrangada Sharan (ChitrangadaSharan) 3 years ago

    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!

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    Chitrangada Sharan (ChitrangadaSharan) 3 years ago

    Thanks backporchstories, for your response!

    You are a true writer. Nice choices. Thanks!

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    Chitrangada Sharan (ChitrangadaSharan) 3 years ago

    Thanks Penny G, for your answer!

    That' s so thoughtful of you to keep a bag ready and packed.

    Thanks again for responding!

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    Chitrangada Sharan (ChitrangadaSharan) 3 years ago

    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!


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    Chitrangada Sharan (ChitrangadaSharan) 3 years ago

    Thanks sunil, for answering!

    Thoughtful choice of things to be carried in an emergency. Thanks again!

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    Chitrangada Sharan (ChitrangadaSharan) 3 years ago

    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 again!