Emergency Evacuation Checklist

It is vital to be prepared and ready to go in the instance that an evacuation is ordered. This checklist has everything you need to get to safety.

Each year, hurricanes threaten the coastlines and, if strong enough, require mandatory evacuations. Time is of the essence when an evacuation is ordered and it is vital you have everything prepared ahead of time.

In some cases, 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.)

Contact your emergency contact

Take your G.O.O.D manual

Take your 72 Hour Kit

Evacuation Disaster Kit

Have These Items Inside the Car:

Emergency phone numbers

Drivers license or ID card

Insurance information

Updated pictures of all family members


Money and credit cards

Proof of residence (utility bill, home deed, etc)

Prescriptions or medication

Emergency disposable urinal bags


Mobile phone charger or car adapter

Food and drinks (extra water just in case)


Things to keep children busy (puzzles, books, drawing pad and pencils)

Paper towels in case of a spill

If You Have Not Prepared a Vehicle 72 Hour Kit, At Least Have These Items In The Trunk:


Clothing for the season

Toiletries (toilet paper, soap, razors, etc.)

First aid kit


Paper products



Disaster food supply

Battery operated radio

Paper towels in case of a spill

10 gallons of gasoline

The Prepper's Blueprint

Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint, a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help you prepare for any disaster. Because a crisis rarely stops with a triggering event the aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint helps you make sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists.

Tess is also the author of the highly rated Prepper’s Cookbook, which helps you to create a plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply and includes over 300 recipes for nutritious, delicious, life-saving meals. 

Visit her web site at ReadyNutrition.com for an extensive compilation of free information on preparedness, homesteading, and healthy living.

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published October 27th, 2013
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