What if…Emergency evacuation

Posted on: March 2, 2011

It is 5:00AM and there’s pounding at your front door. Looking through the window, you see a squad car in the driveway. The Sheriff’s Deputy at your door tells you there has been a train derailment in the area and you need to evacuate immediately. He says you have ten minutes to grab whatever you need and be out the door. He’s not telling you what was on that train, only that there is immediate danger and it might be a fair amount of time before it is safe. The road to the north is the only route available to take when you leave, all other roads are blocked until further notice.

What do you grab? Can you grab all that in less than ten minutes? Where do you go? How do you get there?

If you’ve not done so recently, consider doing a “dry run” for a home evacuation. You might be surprised how long it really takes to get your stuff and head out the door.

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