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Wildfire emergency go bags

We're almost two months into fire season - and Cal Fire wants to make sure you're ready with an emergency 'go bag.'

Posted: Jul 19, 2019 6:21 PM
Updated: Jul 19, 2019 6:21 PM

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months into fire season - and cal fire wants to make sure you're ready with an emergency 'go bag'.. action news now reporter christina vitale breaks down what you should pack. ### watkins: i would like to be more prepared and i think i should dawn watkins evacuated during the oroville dam crisis watkins: you never know we had a small fire behind our house last year and we were not prepared we should've been with everything going on but we werent prepared so we were scrambling around thinking what could we do most people know to pack food, water, flashlight first aid kit cell phone charger, passport - but john lentz didn't stop there. lentz: we actually do have a folder full of all of our important paper work we have copies of everything just in case thats all in a drawer so we just pull it out throw it in a back pack and then we're ready to go the department of homeland security suggest to keep "go bags" in your home, at your work or in your car. me: not only is it important to remember a togo bag for ourselves but we cant forget about our four legged friends. gilda baker: they're like my children i mean they cant help themselves you've got to help them cal fire said mimic what you'd take for yourself - pet prescriptions, food, water, feeding bowls, vital pet documents. petsmart even suggested bringing along anxiety toys. gilda baker has 3 cats and 2 dogs. she keeps a go bag right by her garage door for a quick escape. baker: we wanna make sure we have proper crates and we got them stacked by the garage door that we have extra dry food extra litter extra wet food so we can just throw it in the car and get out and get them safe. talk to your local shelter or veterinarian about a safe haven for your animal... or locate a hotel that allows pets. the aspca also suggests microchipping your pet in case they get lost during an evacuation reporting from chico christina vitale action news now for a full list of emergency 'go bag' tips.. visit our website action news now dot com and click under news links. ### paradise now
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