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Preparing for wildfires and other disasters — long before they strike

Matt Schulz

As large parts of drought-ridden, wind-blown Central Texas burned, my wife and I realized we needed to talk.


“If we had to evacuate because wildfires were approaching our house,” I asked, “what would we take?”


It’s just a hypothetical question for us, thank heavens. However, that’s exactly the time when you should have the conversation — not when you’ve just gotten a reverse 911 call telling you to evacuate as a roaring wildfire nears.


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