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Five Minute Warning: Are you prepared?

Five minutes. What if that's all the time you had to evacuate your home and to decide what you'd bring with you if you thought you'd never see your home again?

We gave one family a five minute warning and what they did and did not bring with them when they got out is a lesson for us all. Their countdown began and we waited outside to see what they'd decide are their most important items.

When they got outside, we asked how they thought the drill went. They got good marks for bringing food, water, their laptop for records and a first aid kit. Mom remembered her eyeglasses and the power cord for her phone.

There were a few things the family didn't remember. Jason forgot his cell phone and while they brought their ATM and credit cards, they forgot other important documents like their insurance information and their marriage license.

There was one more thing they ran out of time for. The family guinea pig. "Lovey Dovey" was overlooked until the very last minute and by then they had run out of time.

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