Emergency Evacuation Checklist

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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 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

By Tess Pennington, Source

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