Disaster Preparedness Week - Day 6

Day 6 - Priceless Items

It is day 6 of Disaster Preparedness Week! Today should be a fun task and is perfect for a Saturday. Today you get to walk around your home looking at everything that you love. You will be filling out a worksheet detailing what you would take in an emergency and where that item is in your home. This will let you follow your plan and quickly get items that mean the most to you, rather than just grabbing your favorite pair of socks and the glass you got from Medieval Times (could actually be on your list).

Now before we get started, a word of caution. When it is time to evacuate, remember that things can be replaced, people (and pets) can not.

If there is potential for evacuation, it is time to start collecting the items listed on your Priceless Items checklist. If there is an evacuation order or request, do not hesitate to leave! You want to be the first to leave, not the one sitting in traffic.

Quick Facts:

  • A wildfire travels at 14-20 mph. You can not outrun a wildfire on foot!
  • The best-case scenario for a tornado is to have a 13-minute warning.
  • At 72 hours from landfall, a hurricane can vary up to 100 miles from its predicted point of landfall.

Download your Priceless Items Worksheet.

Ok, now that we have that out of the way, time to have fun :)

Print out your worksheet and then start walking through your home looking through drawers and closets for items that are truly priceless to you and your family. Here are some things to think about when adding items to your list.

  • Will the item fit in your car?
  • Will the full list of items fit in your car with your family and emergency supplies?
  • Can you move the item easily?
  • Can it be replaced?
  • Is it emotionally or monetarily valuable?

Once you have completed your list, you guessed it, put it with your emergency kit. Bonus if you have already done day 3 of Disaster Preparedness Week and you put it with your Papers and important documents.

Congratulations on making it to day 6! Tomorrow we will cover an extremely important topic. If you are enjoying these posts (and made it this far) please like and share so we can get as many people prepared as we can.

If you have not completed day 5, do that here.