Global warming finally arrived in Tinseltown when a fire broke out in the Hollywood Hills, threatening the Hollywood Sign, million dollar homes, Warner Bros. and Universal Studios.
Friday's rush-hour fire burned over 150 acres and reminded Angelinos that the city really hasn't been hit with any disasters for a long time. It's been over 10 years since the Northridge Quake, O.J. and the Malibu fires above PCH. But watching the news yesterday, people talked about evacuating their homes and only taking themselves, and their pets. So it makes you wonder the important papers, birth certificates, social security cards and family memorabilia they are leaving behind.
So in this weekend's reader poll, we ask: How prepared are you (in general) for a disaster? Do you have your important papers at the ready to-grab-and-go? Do you store even minimal emergency food and water under the staircase? Answer our poll, and share you opinions in the comments section below.
As for me, I am heading out for some bottled water and a few canned goods, just in case.
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