Evacuation Directions & Guidelines
You Should Evacuate Under the Following Conditions
- If you are directed by local authorities to do so. Be sure to follow their instructions.
- If you live in a mobile home or temporary structure—such shelters are particularly hazardous during hurricanes no matter how well fastened to the ground.
- If you live in a high-rise building—hurricane winds are stronger at higher elevations.
- If you live on the coast, on a floodplain, near a river, or on an inland waterway.
- If you feel you are in danger.
Take These Items when Evacuating
- Prescription medication and refill information
- Other medical supplies
- Important documents: including driver's license, Social Security Card, proof of residence, insurance policies, wills, deeds, birth and marriage certificates, tax records, etc.
- Bedding, including sleeping bags and pillows
- Clothing, including rain gear
- Bottled water, first aid kit, flashlights
- Battery operated radio with extra batteries
- Car keys and maps
- Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members.
- For a complete list of Evacuation Supplies see our longer Hurricane Survival Kit.
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