if your house gets flooded, what thing would you save first if you can?

Philippines
September 28, 2009 9:33am CST
we are very unfortunate that we were hit by a very strong storm (Ondoy) here in Metro Manila, Philippines. Metro Manila is a cluster of major cities in our contry's capital and since it is an urban area and has been hit by a typhoon, a lot of people have been affected . some villages who have never been flooded before are still waist deep in water/ mud. a lot of cars were floating like ice cubes, ..thousands of people were affected, about a hundred perished. but we were blessed enough bec the water in our house subsided after about five hours. we have managed to save a lot of stuff and it's safe to say that we are almost back to normal. it was a traumatizing experience indeed. but the first thing i worried about and saved were my books. how about you, what might you save first in a calamity? (but i hope no calamity happens to anyone!)
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@kazaff (8)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
for sure..I will save my books..coz I am a nursing student... Books..are so expensive nowadays..I cant..afford to buy new books... and together with it is my TV..I cant live without my TV..of course I need Tv for this kind of calamity...waiting for cancellation of classes..hahaha..no duty.. and to know what happened to other places becoz..of this ONDOY...calamity..
@AmbiePam (49532)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I am glad that you are okay! I guess I would get any pictures I had out, so at least I would have my memories. And then probably anything that my grandpa or grandma had given me would be next. Some things they handed down to me, that had been handed down to them.
@coolcat123 (4392)
• India
29 Sep 09
it would be my certificates as my father used to say that if a fire starts then you should first of all make the certificates in the safe position as they are the educational qualifications of life of a person and if destroyed then getting a good job is very tough.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
29 Sep 09
My daughter, husband and pets would of course be taken care of first, after that it would be my laptop, discs and photo albums; after that I would grab whatever I could but my computer and my photos and discs are irreplaceable. We are in Australia and after the terrible bushfires in Victoria earlier this year my husband and I discussed this very thing and we decided that almost everything can be replaced except lives and memories in pictures.
28 Sep 09
Hi Kukaisiton, I have heard and seen it on the news and I am so, so very sorry for all your people and you ofcouse, I don't know how you all are copeing, my heart goes out to your country and are help with aids here to sent out, we are very lucky here in the UK where I live, nothing like would ever happen here and we live on the higher ground and never had floods here, but if we did, I would save my doucuments,papers, photos and my two cats. So sorry, prayers are being said for all of you. Tamara
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
28 Sep 09
honestly, I have so much stuff that I would probably be saving my computer
@snowy22315 (49071)
• United States
28 Sep 09
I think other than my household members and pets I would save pictures jewlery and the rug that my grandmother made. I just think there are so many things that I could possibly save but I think there are many things that I would like to save but I just wish that I could save man of them.