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Community Pulse - November 4, 2022


In the event of a natural disaster or other catastrophe, do you have an evacuation plan for your family, including the pets?

Around Town

Linda Teitell


We actually don't. We developed one after 9/11 because we were living in New York at the time. But when we moved across the country to California, we never created a new plan. I should probably think about that.

Michael Sendler

General manager

We have backpacks filled with all sorts of supplies, but we don't have an actual plan in terms where to go. I know only that we'll stay far away from all major highways because they will be the most congested.

Tomas Morelli


I absolutely do. I have cat carriers and a dog crate set up in my garage, as well as a "go bag" with important supplies. In the event we ever need to evacuate quickly, we will pack up the kids, the pets and the gear, and try to make it to my parents' house in SoCal.

Zorina Sendler

Financial planning analyst

We have stockpiled a lot of water and have an emergency kit with a flashlight, batteries and other supplies, but we really need to figure out exactly where we would go if we needed to evacuate. It would have to be somewhere we could bring our dog. I really need to figure that out.

Jane Loll


I have no plan. I wish I could say that that isn't true. I do think about it a lot but shudder at the thought of actually sitting down and writing up a plan. It's irrational, I know, but I feel like if I take the time to sit down and create a plan, something catastrophic is more likely to occur.

—Compiled by Nancy and Jeff Lewis


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