The Crazy Suburban Mom: Filofax stormageddon list

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Filofax stormageddon list

Edited image from Hurricane Central

Yeah...  Things have looked better around here.

I've been scrambling to get things together just in case I have to leave my home.  I'm in a relatively high  area not known to flood but there are a lot (and I mean a lot) of trees around, both on my property and in the general area.  In fact, my development is surrounded by forested areas with, pretty much, only old growth trees.

While I'm not anticipating the house flooding from standing water, it might if a tree comes through the roof and it storms for two days directly into my bedroom. 

Yesterday I started making something I should have had in place already, an emergency list. Hurricane Sandy isn't going to effect most people reading this but I'd like to suggest everyone make this kind of 'just in case' list.    When the only thing  on TV is twenty-four/seven disaster coverage it's hard to think.  It's also a little late by that time.

I wish I'd made an emergency list well in advance because if you gotta go, you gotta go.  Without preparation you might not have everything you need, not know where everything is, and even if you do,  the supplies might be scattered all over your house.   In any case, unless you're prepared it will take too long to collect everything.  There's very little time between when that tree comes flying through your flat screen TV and you have to make it to the front door.

I've come up with a short list based on what I can think of, it's by no means exhaustive and many things may not pertain to your life which is why I suggest you give this some thought before your local news starts referring to your five day forecast as the coming Stormpocalypse.

So think about adding a  list to your planner, it might help you some day.

Things to have in case of Stormageddon...
  • list of medicines currently taking
  • at least three days of current meds
  • over the counter medicine and first aid kit
  • personal  care items/make up - preferably in sample sizes
  • valuables - anything you wouldn't want swept up in a tornado, say...
  • cash, traveler's checks, and change
  • flashlight/batteries
  • spare power cords
  • list of local hotels that take pets
  • local emergency shelters that take pet
  • feminine products
  • a few small packs of tissues
  • change of clothes/ layers perferably
  • water for three days
  • water for three days for pets
  • copies of insurance policies, credit cards, and forms of ID in a waterproof pouch
  • moist towelettes, individually wrapped
  • small wind up clock or watch
  • battery operated radio
  • extra batteries

emergency filofax list

See you on the flip side.


austinlinda 10/28/12, 12:02 PM  

Tracey--you sound like you have things well in hand. It's times like this when you know being prepared is half the battle! But stuff can always be replaced or restored--all that counts is your family's safety.
Let us know how you are when you can. If you need anything we can help you with--we're here.

LJ 10/28/12, 1:00 PM  

Best of luck hun. Praying that you don't get hit too bad x

Beth L. 10/28/12, 3:12 PM  

Stay safe and I hope what does hit you is mild :/

ehan wu 10/28/12, 5:07 PM  

all the best luck! and thanks for the list, I think I will note it down for reference!

kanalt 10/28/12, 10:11 PM  

Hoping you make it through this without issue. I also have packed in my bag checkbooks and safe deposit key as well as my external hard drive. That's not the most important thing in the house, but it has a backup to everything that lives on my computer - I would be very sad to lose that information, though it wouldn't be end of the world if I did.

Cheryl 10/30/12, 8:26 PM  

Excellent list! Keep us posted on how you fare and stay safe! Hopefully you will not have to leave your home. Been watching the coverage all incredibly unbelievable!

mary jane ong 11/2/12, 10:55 AM  

so how are you faring?

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