Each family should have a “go bag” – abackpack works best – as a smaller, lighter version of thehome disaster kit in case you have to evacuate on foot andcan’t haul a big kit in the car. Keep one at home, and asecond one in the car or at work in case you can’t go backhome before an evacuation. Some families pack individual backpacksfor each member that include personal clothing and needs; figureout which works best for your family.
A family Go Bag should include:
- Cell phone charger
- Cash/credit card
- Phone list of contacts, hotels, etc.
- Map with evacuation route and meeting place marked
- Copies of important papers and photo ID in water-proof container or bag
- First Aid kit
- Dust mask
- Nonperishable snacks
- Bottled water
- Socks and underwear
- Anti-bacterial handcleanser
- Water purifying tablets
- Hygiene items
- Mess kit
- Special items like baby formula and eyeglasses
The trees is up and the decorations are set. Visitors are getting a special look at the Haan Mansion as Christmas approaches.
Several generations gathered Saturday to remember a day that will live in infamy. The day marked 72 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Downtown Lafayette transformed into a scene right out of Victorian England Saturday for Dickens of a Christmas.