What would you take?

United States
March 1, 2007 10:53am CST
Your home is sitting in the path of a tornado and you have 5 minutes to grab what you can and get to safety. What would you grab knowing that when you return nothing of your home or belongings will remain?
12 responses
• United States
2 Mar 07
I'd go for the animals. That wouldn't be very easy, but I'd die trying. I'd grab the dogs, toss the cat in a carrier, and hope I'd have time to get my 13 rats into carriers as well. Everything else it material. While things like pictures can't be replaced, I'd want to concentrate on the living things. That's what is the most important.
• United States
2 Mar 07
I know it sounds cliche, but I would grab all of my kids pictures from birth on, the scrapbooks, and a bag of clothes and toys for each child. I would make sure I had my pics and my kids had a couple of toys each. :)
• Canada
2 Mar 07
My Cat and my photo's. Simple as. I have many memories in my photo albums and I couldn't bear to lose them. They have been gathered lovingly throughout the years, and also include rare photos of my Grandparents before they got ill. They are just a few of the photos that show my grandparents as I want to remember them. Full of health and life and vitality.
@MarkyB21 (1545)
1 Mar 07
Assuming none of my family were in the house - photographs.
@inked4life (4228)
• United States
1 Mar 07
We have all our important document in a portable lockbox. I'd grab that, my family and pets. Everything else we own can be replaced.
@carlaabt (3508)
• United States
1 Mar 07
When you're actually in the situation, you don't really think about it. Or at least I never have. I grew up in tornado ally and my small town was hit a few times while I lived there. We spent lots of time down in our storm shelter, but luckily we never had any major damage to our house. We never really took that much stuff down there with us. I always took my purse and a jacket. Clothes if I was still in my pajamas. We kept a little bit of food and bottles of water down there in case we got trapped down there for a while. If we could get the dogs to go down we would grab them. Now that I've grown up and don't live with my parents, I still don't think I would worry about grabbing extra stuff. I would grab my baby of course, and try to get the dogs to go with me. I would probably still grab my purse as I walked by it. I would hate losing my stuff, but stuff just really isn't all that important. I would be much more concerned about my family and my pets.
@mnflower (1305)
• United States
1 Mar 07
I would have to say I would want to grab my cats they are my kids then personal files of house insurance etc. and if I had time of course I am three computers I would grab the closest one and make sure it made it to the vehicle that I would be escaping in...LOL
1 Mar 07
My cats, my journals, my photo albums and rare perfume. Such a horrible thought. I thought about getting a fireproof box for some of my keepsakes. Just in case.
@aweins (4203)
• India
1 Mar 07
i'll just grab my hubby because he is everything in my life.my everything , all life you can say, revolves around him only and the best part is that he has the same feelings for me too.
@beaniegdi (1966)
1 Mar 07
My children and if they were safe my 2 dogs. Other than that my jewellery, or if I could carry it my computer - what was I thinking of - my computer every time!!
@beaniegdi (1966)
1 Mar 07
My children and if they were safe my 2 dogs. Other than that my jewellery, or if I could carry it my computer - what was I thinking of - my computer every time!!
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
1 Mar 07
My photo albums. The rest doesn't matter but I want to have the pictures of my children and grandchildren with me. I am very attached to all my kids.