Be Prepared to Evacuate

In the event of an evacuation, you will want to be prepared. You will want to make the following a part of your family’s evacuation:

Fill your vehicle with fuel as soon as you hear you may have to evacuate
Make an “escape kit” including

  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Prescription medicine and glasses
  • Copies of important documents
  • Cash, traveler’s checks, and change
  • Blankets and sleeping bags
  • Change of clothing
  • Personal hygiene items

It is important to remember that you may need to stay at a public shelter and you will want to make you and your family as comfortable as possible.

For more disaster preparedness tips, you can visit:

The Red Cross also has brochures that will assist you in preparing for a disaster.