I’m safe and ok but just past midnight I was asleep and I woke up to the fire alarm going off. I jump out of bed. Put on pants, grab my phone and start thinking about only what I need to bring and then leave.
My husband gets the crate for the animals. The cat hid under the bed so I yanked him out and threw him in the crate he hates with the dog. (Who seemed happy). We got our masks on and left everything else.
I lead some people on my floor to the stairs closest to us instead of by the elevator. We had to go down 23 stories. I was terrified that we were going to be trapped because there would be a fire on the way down. We made it out the building and the fire crews were already there. After a little bit we could go back inside.
It’s been an hour and I haven’t been able to go back to sleep. I keep thinking that it’s going to happen again. :(
I’m glad it’s all ok though. I’m glad my family made it out ok.
Edit: I went off again. We both woke up and realized it was probably the same thing again. Although we were still worried. Waking up to that was not pleasant. We got the animals again and went down stairs. 4:30am local time. But now I feel so frightened of everything. I took an anti-anxiety pill and I hope to be asleep soon.