From the desk of Dawna……

On March 24, 2011 smoke  filled the air and flames threatened homes from  Franktown to Parker.  The fire for many of us, was too close for comfort.  When our homes are threatened it forces us to ponder what is important.  No matter how much we think of a house as an investment for the future, the reality is our house becomes a home.   I have seen homes with pencil lines on the walls marking growth spurts of children, family portraits of their moments in time.  When our homes are threatened by natural forces and evacuations begin, where does one start when they have minutes to grab the most important items and leave? Or what if you cannot get to your home and your children or pets are there?  One needs to have an emergency plan in place.  Discuss this plan with your family so that everyone is “on board”.  As part of this plan, discuss and agree a head of time with your family what is of importance to take with you so that you do not have to make those decisions in an emergency situation.  In the event you cannot get to your home due to road closures, make sure a neighbor can get access to your home.  Know back road routes to attempt to get home.  Planning is key-prepare for the worst and expect the best.       

 

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