With the fires still burning in our listening area we got with officials from Red Cross to help you be ready in the event of an evacuation from your home. We hope you never have to implement this but we would rather be safe than sorry.

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    Important Papers

    Get all of your important papers like mortgage and insurance papers. Find all the birth-certificates, passports and Social security cards for every member of your family.

    Zhari, Flickr
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    If you or anyone in your family routinely take medicine have your medication in easy access and organized for quick retrieval in the event of an evacuation.

    momoc, Flickr
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    Family Photos

    Make sure you have your precious family and wedding photos ready to scoop up if needed. These pictures are often irreplaceable and are devastating to loose.

    exfordy, Flickr
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    Pet and Supplies

    If you have a family pet prepare what food and supplies you would need to make sure your pet is comfortable during this emotionally charged time.

    Orin Zebest, Flickr
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    If you have children make sure you have their favorite blanket and/or stuffed animal. Is there something small that you can take with you like a hand held DVD player or other electronic toy? Make sure you have the cords for these devices to make sure you can keep your children's minds off of the conflict going on around them. It won't hurt to have a deck of playing cards on hand.

    cleopatra69, Flickr
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    Clothes and Necessities

    Have a change of clothes for every member of your family. Don't forget to pack a toothbrush, tooth paste and hair brush.

    sean dreilinger, Flickr
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    Baby Items

    If you have a infant or toddler have everything ready in a diaper bag that will keep your child(ren) comfortable. Formula, special foods, diapers, wipes, etc etc.

    juspan, Flickr