There are many kinds of emergencies that cause an evacuation. These can be fires, hurricanes, tornados, floods, and earthquakes or even volcanos.
While in some cases you might have time to prepare, there are situations where you are going to just have to get up and go. It’s vital to have an evacuation plan so you know you and your loved ones can leave quickly and safely no matter what.
The first step in any evacuation plan is to establish is a safe spot, a central storage location for emergency supplies. This could be your garage, a shed in the backyard, or any place where there’s little chance you’ll be harmed and nothing will fall into your path to get there.
While there may be other items to add to this list of emergency supplies because of your circumstances, these are items you definitely need. Some are things you will keep in storage. This is also a great place to keep computer backups and that fireproof box with important papers.
Those are the must-have items in any evacuation plan, but it might help to have:
Store everything in carry bags so it’s ready to go with you when it’s time. You may not have time to package things up right before you go.
Now that you have your stuff safely stashed in your safe spot, it’s time to think about who, how, when and where you’ll go.
Before you leave your home, take care of a few last-minute things in case you are able to return.
Your evacuation plan should include unplugging all electronics, shutting off the water, electricity and gas, locking all doors and windows, and leaving a note in a place where it can easily be seen. Your note should include your name, number, who you have with you, and where you have gone.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends the following during an evacuation:
Returning home after an evacuation can be a disheartening experience if your home is left damaged by wind, water or fire. You want your home back the way it used to be, but you already have so much to deal with that it seems an insurmountable task.
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