Time is of the essence when an emergency evacuation is concerned. You may only have a matter of minutes to escape your home, and if you aren’t prepared, then crucial information and supplies could be left.
Whether you are evacuating due to a wildfire or hurricane, having a checklist to run through will keep things organized and running smoothly so you can evacuate swiftly.
Before You Leave
Fill your gas tank
Charge your mobile phone
Take cash, checkbooks and credit cards
Take a back-up of your hard drive or computer files
Get a map of your emergency route and have a plan B in case the original route is blocked
Identify stopping points on your emergency route (gas stations, restaurants, etc.)