An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility and as a pet owner myself, this is an even more pressing subject for me to address. Like the Woolsey Fires last November giving many no option but to leave their pets behind or admit them to shelters because they didn’t have a plan in place and it is easy to think that this is a situation you may never need to face but natural disasters have increased as climate change continues to evolve. Many homeowners create evacuation plans for their homes and practice them with their kids, but far fewer have considered one for their pets. Take these steps to add your pets to your evacuation plan.
Assign pet evacuation to an adult. Everyone should know how to act during an evacuation, and that includes assigning one parent or adult to the pets. This allows the other parent and the children to focus on their part of the evacuation plan, so there’s no confusion during a high-stress moment when time is of the essence.
Keep evacuation maps and pet carriers readily accessible. If you need to evacuate, you should know exactly where every important item is. If you pets require carriers, keep them in a place that you can access easily.
Practice your plan. Include your pets in your home evacuation drills. It’ll help you see how they will respond and make changes to your plan if necessary. Getting your dog out of a window may not be as simple as you think!
Be prepared in case you get separated from your pets. No matter how much you drill your evacuation plan, it’s possible that a dog or cat will run off while you’re focusing on keeping your family safe. A microchip or a GPS-compatible tag can help you find your pets once it’s safe to return to the area.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art known as LACMA is the largest art museum in the Western United States and home to some of the most extraordinary collections of artistic expression. Taking pieces of history and recreating them in realistic yet imaginative ways, the interactive and real-time exhibits are just so intriguing to me and I love going back there to experience these works of art for myself. Chris Burden’s kinetic sculpture called the Metropolis II caught my attention on my recent trip to LACMA. I found it exciting how he captured the fast-paced frenzy of a modern city using steel beams and miniature cars to create an elaborate system of roadways, train tracks, a six-lane freeway and miniature cars speeding through the city at 240 scale miles per hour to equal 100,000 cars circulating through buildings.
You can also view Chris Burden’s other creations such as the infamous Urban Light collection and if you are a resident of the Los Angeles area, free tickets to the museum are available on select days and times during the week.
Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to live in Southern California and all of the diverse and fun options for entertainment we have here. As spring has brought on warmer weather and summer is just around the corner, why not take advantage of some of the perks of being an L.A. resident.
The Los Angeles Public Library has partnered with local museums, science centers, zoos, theatres and other cultural destinations for free and low-cost passes through their Discover & Go program and all you need is your library card.
• The Recording Academy’s Grammy Museum: L.A. Live • Discovery Cube in Los Angeles
• Los Angeles Zoo • Autry Museum of the American West • Catalina Island Museum •Japanese American National Museum • Chinese American Museum • Kidspace Children’s Museum • The Museum of Jurassic Technology • Natural History Museum • Museum of Tolerance • Craft & Folk Art Museum • Battleship Iowa: Los Angeles • Hammer • La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
• L.A. Plaza De Culturay Artes • Los Angeles Conservancy • Skirball • Wende Museum of the Cold War
Real Estate Agents love acronyms! NELA stands for North East Los Angeles. It includes (but is not limited too) Highland Park, Mt Washington, Cypress Park, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Glassell Park and Eagle Rock.
About Emilie Broughton
Locating and buying her first home gave Emilie the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of first-time home ownership with many trips to Home Depot (and the Department of Building and Safety) along the way. Moving from the Northwest to Los Angeles she became involved with the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer. Her passion to be involved in her community has led her to become a licensed Real Estate salesperson and broker. She continues to educate herself in different aspects of real estate so that she can provide her clients with the background her diverse education brings. She serves on her local board and is President-Elect of the Pasadena Foothill Association of Realtors 2017 and is represented her region at the state level in her second year as a CAR director through the end of 2018. In 2019, Emilie was the recipient of the Five Star Real Estate award marking her sixth year with this honor.
Emilie Broughton Associate Broker CalDRE#01880930
Town Square Real Estate CalDRE#01963534
305 S Hudson Avenue Pasadena CA 91101
Emilie did a great job with handling the sale of our house. She was diligent about all our paperwork being in order, held my hand through the process when needed, and was always great with keeping in communication with any updates during the sale process. She was alway on top of things and very efficient. I definitely will keep her in mind for any future home purchases and/or sales.
Sandy Ratonel, Client, seller
Emilie was such a pleasure to work with! She was there every step of the way to answer my questions, explain the process, and help me get the most for my property. I will definitely recommend her in the future.
Emilie is a great real estate agent. I was looking for a house to buy for almost a year. Then I found her, then I got the house within three months. Without Emilie, I think I am still looking for house now. And, I got a great deal.
Szu Pin Wang, Client, Buyer
Emilie is a joy to work with! As first time home buyers we had (and still have) lots of questions and she was there to help at every step of our journey. If you have the opportunity to work with Emilie, I’d highly recommend it.
Marie R., first-time home-buyer
Emilie communicates extremely well and we have shared advice and counsel to best assist our clients.
Ron Takeuchi, Colleague
Amazing person! Would definitely do business with her again!
Sofia H., first-time home-buyer
“I cannot say enough nice things about our experience with Emilie! When we worked with her to buy our first home, she spent a lot of time with us teaching us about the process, and at the same time getting to really understand what it was we were looking for. Our “road map” meeting was mind blowing and so helpful for us at the beginning. As we worked with her, she showed us places that covered all the bases–homes in the style we were attracted to, homes that were in neighborhoods we thought we l…
Marie & Garth P., Buyers
I sold a home recently and Emilie was fantastic to work with. She was on top of every aspect of the sale and made the whole process as simple as possible. She was available at all times to work around my schedule and she got me a great price for my home. I would work with her again for the purchase or sale of a home in a heartbeat.
Evan Mack, Client, Seller
Emilie is the best agent out there. She was extremely professional and thorough. We always felt like she was there to explain every step of the process for us and answer our questions. She gave us an in-depth explanation of what we could expect, which made us feel at ease. Her expert advice secured our first home. We highly recommend Emilie!
Marina G., Buyer
Emilie is an excellent agent and real estate pro. She was my broker in the recent purchase of my home in Tarzana. Her professionalism and knowledge were a great help in finding the right home in this tough market. And she’s a nice lady too. I highly recommend her.