Tips for Evacuation
- Hopefully your family has an evacuation plan in place already. If not, form a plan and a rendezvous spot. Notify relatives where you are going and let them know when you arrive.
- Pack any medications and prescriptions needed.
- Make sure you have pet supplies including food, medication and a bowl for water.
- If fuel is still available, fill your tank and possibly an extra gas can.
- Backup your computer to an offsite location or a portable drive.
- Gather family photos
- If possible, get cash for travel
- Take several changes of clothing for each family member as space allows in vehicles.
- Take only irreplaceable family heirlooms or small important items. Your complete set of Hummel figurines is not an essential. Most everything can be replaced.
- Bring a copy of your insurance policy and program the claim telephone number into your phone.
- Check on any elderly neighbors and contact local authorities if those people are unable to evacuate by themselves.
- Try to bring some food and snacks with you and bottled water. It may be a while before you can get to a safe spot and have a mean.
- DO NOT RETURN TO YOU AREA UNTIL AUTHORITIES CLEAR IT FOR RETURN. It is possible some areas may not have power or running water for days, weeks or possibly even months. Make an informed decision about when to return.
Be safe and follow the direction of local emergency management