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Don't Get Caught Dead Without 'Go Bag'

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Disaster-fearing New Yorkers, have you packed your "Go bag?" The New York Times's City Room blog reports on a new poll in which most New Yorkers say they fear an evacuation-worthy national disaster within the next 10 years. The emergency management office encourages NYC residents to keep a "go bag" packed with a flashlight, emergency contact numbers, cash, bottled water and snack foods, a radio, a first-aid kit, and copies of important documents.

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We're shocked at the lack of inclusion of such NYC essentials as hair product, an iPhone, moisturizer (at least SPF 30), Pinkberry frequent customer card, a Chihuahua, and cocaine.

Furthermore, no self-respecting New Yorker wants to be seen fleeing Armageddon while carrying a freebie embroidered duffel she picked up at the Nanny Diaries premiere. Might we suggest <a href="http://www.luxist.com/2007/03/11/louis-vuitton-tribute-patchwork-bag-worlds-most-expensive-ha/

" target="_blank">Louis Vuitton's Tribute Patchwork bag—'cause if you're going out in Manhattan, you better go out looking good.

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