Originally posted by momof2
I mean, what do you do when you are packing up to leave? How do you decide what you have to leave behind. So sad and scary!
I learned after my godparents house was destroyed in a fire. I know keep all valuable info (docs andstuff) in plastic storage containers. While it may not survive if the entire place is flooded all the way, it will survive most other flooding and water damage from a fire. I also tend to keep spares of stuff in my parents safedepoist box.
I have also heard of people who keep most of their pictures in boxes right next to the door in case they need to leave the house very quickly.
The logistics of what has happended in LA, MS, and AL is unreal. All i can think about is if it was my family how right now how devestated our future would truely be. Children have lost thier homes, their friends and their schools. People are without jobs, identification, etc.. While MS and AL will probabl recover more quickly, I simply can't imagine life in NO coming anywhere back to normal for 6+ months. My entire office is supposed to attned a conference in NO in November and now everyone is sort of sitting around wiating to see if the conference will simply be canceled or if they will try to move it somewhere else at last minutes notice.
What's worse is we still don't know how bad it is down there because people can't even get to many of the areas. Its just so sad.