Emergency Evacuation Checklist

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.)

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

Passport

Money and credit cards

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

Prescriptions or medication

Flashlights

Mobile phone charger or car adapter

Food and drinks (extra water just in case)

Glasses

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

Papertowls in case of a spill

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

Batteries

Clothing for the season

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

First aid kit

Bedding

Paper products

Tool kit

Fix-a-flat

Disaster food supply

Battery operated radio

Papertowls in case of a spill

10 gallons of gasoline

Prepper's Cookbook

Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals. When a catastrophic collapse cripples society, grocery store shelves will empty within days. But if you follow this book’s plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply, your family will have plenty to eat for weeks, months or even years. Visit her web site at ReadyNutrition.com.

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published October 27th, 2013
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