What would you take when evacuated?

The wildfires here in Texas is so sad and the coverage on TV is amazing.  I feel for everyone effected by the fires.  This weekend it had an effect on my family.  First, my sister experience I-45 closed down near Huntsville due to the fires on Sunday evening.  She said the flames and smoke was unbelievable.  It is shocking to think the fire was that close to I-45!

As we started to see and read more about the fires in Montgomery county, I thought of a client who has a home in the back of The Woodlands.  After talking to her and learning she could see smoke and ashes floating in the air, we starting talking about the possibility of evacuation.  Was she ready?  Did she have a plan?  What would you take?

It got me thinking what would we take if we only had a short time to pack up what really matters. This is where having a video and photos of our home and belongings would be helpful for insurance purposes.   Here is a quick list of what we would grab if we needed to evacuate quickly.

  1. Our Dogs
  2. computers
  3. insurance papers
  4. medical records
  5. family photos
  6. sentimental jewelry

The next thought I had after coming up with our grab and go list was, Do I know where all these things are?  I think I’ll be checking location of all these items in preparation that the unthinkable would happen.

What would you pack in a hurry?


About Lisa Iglesias

I've been a Houston Realtor for 5 years and loving it! I have a passion for design which makes touring homes so much fun. My experience in interior design helps me see the potential in each home and helps my clients visualize themselves in the home. Beside real estate, my husband and I enjoy taking our two dogs to the dog park, trying the wonderful restaurants in Houston and I love reading mystery books. I've also completed 3 half marathons and working on my fourth.
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