|May 20th Tornado in Newcastle, Oklahoma|
If you've followed the news for the past ten days, then I'm sure you've seen footage of the horrible storms and tornadoes that ravaged many parts of Oklahoma on May 19th and May 20th. In fact, my husband was in Newcastle, Oklahoma on May 20th working on the above featured home when a tornado ripped through the home. My husband, Andrew, and his two co-workers barely had any warning of the tornado on the ground that was headed directly towards them only two homes away. My husband took shelter in the bath tub as the roof was ripped off the home and the walls began to get sucked into the twister. After the winds calmed, Andrew dug out of about four feet of rubble to safety only to see complete devastation around him. He, along with his two co-workers, walked away without a scratch. It was a miracle.
|Onya Baby Soft Structured Carrier|
I wanted to take this opportunity to mention a few things. If you're ever in a tornado warning or other severe weather emergency, it's such a good idea to baby wear! A wrap or soft structured carrier will keep your little one(s) close. It will keep you together and your hands free in an emergency.
Also, have an emergency bag packed and ready to go if needed. In your emergency bag, be sure to include the following:
Important Documents: Birth certificates, social security cards, car titles, home/life/auto insurance policies, health insurance cards, any documentation pertaining to homeownership (title insurance policy and other closing documents) and other documents you deem important to have. It's also a good idea to have a document with important telephone numbers: Insurance company (health/home/life/auto), church or place of worship, local utility companies and other emergency services.
Medicine: Keep over-the-counter medicines as well as prescription medicines in your emergency bag. It may take days or longer to re-fill any medicines that become lost or destroyed in an emergency.
Other Items: Have your car keys, wallet, cash, checks and credit cards easily accessible, too. Pack a diaper bag for your little ones and include diapers, wipes, extra clothes, shoes and any other items your baby, toddler or little one might need. Snacks and bottled water are also good additions as well. A battery operated radio to listen to news updates, along with flash lights and extra batteries for those items.
Most importantly, stay calm and have a plan of action. Be prepared!
Toni The Chic Momma
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