- Identify ahead of time where you will go. The home of a friend or family member may be an option. If not, be sure to make hotel reservations as soon as possible; occupancies will be scarce along evacuation routes as the storm progresses.
- Be sure all family members know how to get in touch with each other, in the event you are split up.
- Keep all contact numbers handy.
- Make sure your vehicles have a full tank of gas, well before an evacuation order might be issued.
- Have a road map of the local area in case flooding or damage forces you to abandon familiar routes.
- Leave early. Traffic will build quickly once the evacuation order has been given.
- Listen to the radio for evacuation instructions, even after the evacuation has begun.
- Make arrangements for pets. The may not be allowed into emergency shelters or hotels for health and safety reasons. The local humane society will have information on animal shelters.
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