With so many wildfires happening all over the Pacific Northwest and California right now, we have been seeing online and the news just how quickly some of these people had to leave their homes at the drop of a dime, so it’s best to always be prepared. We have put together some lists to help you in case of an emergency, and you need to evacuate your home.

Always have a box packed with a weeks worth of the following:

– Water- bottled water, gallons, or a big water tank full.

– Food- canned and non perishable, and replace yearly.

– Extra Fuel- or keep your car full of gas around this time of year.

– Animal food and supplies- litter box, leashes, pet meds, crates.

– Spare set of clothes, shoes, and hygiene products.

– Extra phone chargers, batteries, flashlights, portable radio, and first aid kit.

– A map of your area.

– Medication- prescription meds, inhalers, ibuprofen, allergy pills, etc.

– Extra masks for smoke.

Things to grab when you are getting evacuated:

– Pets- crate up or put into car without a way for them to escape.

– Important files, ID cards, passports, social security cards, and birth certificates, bank records, homeowner’s and insurance policies, any legal documents. It’s best to keep these together somewhere and easily accessible at all times.

– Photos and photo albums.

– Expensive Jewelry, family heirlooms.

– Blankets, pillows, picnic supplies, tents.

– Phone number list or phone book in case your phone dies.

– Any valuables you can’t live without- make a list, and have easily accessible.

If you have time, and after you have grabbed all valuables from the house, make sure all windows are closed up and any gas or propane tanks are closed up.

Start watering your yard, or start up your sprinkler system, to try and get as wet as possible.

Remember, you and your family’s safety is most important in these situations, so if you don’t have the time to grab everything, start with the most important, and get out of the area and where you are directed, or the closest evacuation center. 

Stay safe out there,
The Jones Group @ Sunriver Realty

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