My state of Colorado is up in flames. Thankfully, my house and loved ones are safe, but I'm using the reminder to revisit my emergency preparedness plans.
I'll probably buy a Brain Bag to update my go bag.
In case you need to know what you should pack in case of emergency, here are great lists taken from the book "Preparedness Now!" (available on Kindle and in paperback):
Preparedness Now! : Process Self-Reliance Series : Vol 1
Take care of yourself! And that goes for all the Colorado-ans here: White Star, Moose's family etc!
Thanks for the link!
We are safe so far here in Colorado Springs. The fire crested the western ridge at about 4:30, and now most of those foothills neighborhood are either burning or at risk. Unbelievable. I live a few miles to the east from the destruction (east of Interstate 25), but tonight I've been wondering which Bihn bags I should pre-pack just in case. They are starting to call this "The Perfect Firestorm." Many people are losing their homes and businesses right now.
Great link with excellent information. I hope everyone takes a look at this regardless where you live. Good luck to our Colorado and Florida forum friends.
Originally Posted by apbailey
The Flylady site emergency preparedness section is simple and to the point.
FLYing Lesson: Evacuation Preparedness | FlyLady.net
Prayers and good thoughts to our Colorado friends and other affected by the fire and other calamities. Stay safe!
in my lifetime there have been event that rank as "where were you..." events.
JFK (yes I'm showing my age.)
And for those of us in Colorado Springs it will be the day the Fire came.
I didn't take this but it sums it all up in one picture.
These I did take. Not from the same place but pretty close. The first is Monday evening, before the fire "blew up". The scond is yesterday about an hour after it came into town.
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WhiteStar - you are so right. We saw that first explosion over the ridge yesterday, and just couldn't believe our eyes. The next few days and weeks will bring many challenges. But we can be strong if we all stand together. We may all be wearing bandannas over our faces when we go outside in the smoke, and look like bandits from the Old West, but we can stand together!
Originally Posted by backpack
WhiteStar, TavaPeak, apbailey and all our Colorado friends, take care and keep well. Those pictures pack a punch.
I just got off the phone with my daughter. Her work place in Monument is under a "pre" evacuation warning. Being a mom and 1,500 miles away is not the easiest. WhiteSart, TavaPeak, apbailey, everyone, please stay safe. Loosing a home to fire is not easy, ask me how I know, but it is not the end of the world, life is not replaceable.
Pretty scary! I was just in Colorado Springs for work the week before this fire started. Some morning you could smell the Ft Collins fire on the wind. Praying for all my Colorado peeps. Some of the Boeing employees have already had to evac. This will be California in a month or so!
hello everyone: all of you are in my prayers and thoughts. This is not easy at all.....thank you for sharing on this forum. I hope and pray all of you will be ok....the lists are very helpful--but is always possible to believe it will not happen to you....please take care.
As someone who grew up on the Gulf Coast using hurricanes as timestamps, I empathize with what you said WhiteStar. Best wishes to you and all of your neighbors!
hi friends in colorado, such disasters are never easy. please stay safe! you are in our prayers!