5 Pieces of Clothing Every Mom Needs in an Emergency

bagLike a lot of New Yorkers, I completely underestimated the havoc Hurricane Sandy would wreak on the city. I thought it would be windy and rainy and perhaps the lights would flicker, but I didn't really think we would need to evacuate. Boy was I wrong. I was totally unprepared to abandon our apartment.

I hadn't packed a "go" bag before the storm hit, and when we were finally scurrying to leave, there was no light to see what the heck we needed. We were already weighed down with essentials for my toddler, so I could only bring essential items. But as I sifted through my clothing by candlelight, I realized I didn't even own everything I needed, which were things that were comfy yet could be worn to work if necessary. Live and learn. Next time, I will know exactly what to have on hand if my family has to flee flood waters again. Here are the 5 clothing items every mom needs in an emergency:

What do you pack in your "go" bag?


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early... earlybird11

In nyc, your essential probably also needs to include a heavier coat . I also believe something like black non tight workout pants is essential. These can be work appropriate if possible and can be worn as night outfit. So they do double duty. Also we keep 'kids kits' for our toddler. It's a kids backback. Has a couple snacks, three bottles of water, a sippy and a couple toys along with a small first aid kit. We have expanded that to add 3 outfits and one night outfit along with socks and 10 diapers. We pack tight and if we need to go, we grab. We have expanded that to ' adult packs' and we included 3 outfits for ourselves and a couple bottles of water some power bars... When we hear of a hurricane we also keep two cases of water in our car and we pack on more large bag... Blankets , extra non perishables. These are easy things to grab should an evacuation occur :) .... Advice from Fla

nonmember avatar JGM1764

Extra socks for you and anyone else in your family. They take up almost no room and can mean a world of difference in your comfort. Whenever I"m anywhere away from home, even for just one night, I always make sure to bring extra socks. And I keep a pair in my car just in case. No one likes wet feet.

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