Currently, a forest fire is ten minutes away from where I live. My county isn’t yet at the level 1 warning, but we’re still packing our stuff just in case. For context, I’m fifteen, middle class, and live in a more suburban area with my sister and mother (my father is currently working with communication on a different fire).
Honestly, I’m a bit scared. Trying to fit potentially all the clothing you’ll be able to keep in one suitcase is pretty stressful, and I’m really hoping we don’t have to evacuate.
I know we’ll have to have a place to go if we need to, but I still would rather not have yet another possibly traumatic event before I’m even an adult, added onto all that’s happening in the world right now, yknow?
i guess I’m just stressed right now. My area had a similar situation a few years ago, and it was so smoky rather the sun turned red, but we’ve never had to pack before, so this is a first for me.
If you have any reassuring words, I would appreciate them <3