by nicolecallihan

After the tornado, my father-in-law revised his list of emergency supplies. Bottled water, check books, flashlights: all those remain. But now, in addition: a shovel, in case you have to dig yourself out; a whistle, because phones are useless; dust masks, leather gloves, bicycle helmets, a weather radio for when the cable goes, a Sharpie.

A Sharpie? I asked.

To label yourself, he said. And your kids. Just in case anybody gets lost.