Evacuating your house

Emergency Preparedness Specialist Cari Butler explains how to evaluate your house after emergency to see if you should evacuate or stay in your home
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Evacuating your house

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In the event that emergency happens at home and you’re trying to decide whether to stay put or to evacuate, the very first thing that you need to do is assess the situation. If your home has crumbled to the ground and you can’t even go into it, it’s a really good idea to leave the area. On the other hand, if you feel that you can stay in your home, that is actually the best place for you to be and the safest place for you to be, because you don’t know what’s going on in the world outside and around you. So assessing the situation is your absolute first thing to do. And then just go with your gut and know if you should stay or not.

Emergency Preparedness Specialist Cari Butler explains how to evaluate your house after emergency to see if you should evacuate or stay in your home

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Cari Butler

Emergency Preparedness Specialist

Cari Butler is a Westside Los Angeles mom and native Californian whose interest in Emergency Preparedness began when her daughter started school and was required to have a personal emergency kit. That raised the question: "Why shouldn't everyone have an emergency kit?" Her concern led her to thoroughly research the subject and then create her own business. She now provides consultation services for families and businesses, as well as offering the Emergency Café line of kits.

Cari’s mission is to get everyone prepared, and she has been on that mission since 2005.  She has been a guest speaker at several conferences and schools. She was asked to participate in the 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference in San Francisco. Her client list is a virtual who’s who in Hollywood.  

Cari’s website, emergencycafe.com was just awarded the 2009 Best Safety Site by Nickelodeon Parent Choice Awards.  Emergency Café backpacks were the “IT” gift this season in the Dancing with the Stars television show gifting suite.  She is also a contributing writer and blogger on many mommy sites including Hot Moms Club, Gurumommy, Twittermoms, City Mommy and Mommy Track’d. In addition she has been featured on several TV shows and has done numerous radio spots as well.  

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