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.)
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.
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