I have never faced a situation like this, thankfully. However if I were, I would grab my purse, my cats (in their carrier), my phone, food (whatever I can grab first), and a change of clothes if I have time.
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!
We have "boogie bags" that are prepacked and ready to go for the four members of our family. Each has food, water and water purification tablets, clothing change, emergency blanket, first aid kit, fire starting kit, heat tabs, and rain gear. Each bag also has parts of a tent, a roll of quarters, a flash light, and a d-ring. The adult bags have a handgun with ammunition, a small survival axe, a pocket knife, 550 cord, walkie talkies, windup flash light and am/ fm radio, batteries, chem lights, and water proof compression bags.
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!
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!
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!
I'd grab my wallet, checkbook, eyeglasses, and car keys. It would probably take me the remaining 4 1/2 minutes to find my cat and get him in his carrier. I'm not going to leave him behind if there's a chance my house is going to get destroyed.
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!
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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