Have an Evacuation Plan

We’ve given you tips on what to keep in your emergency kit and that you should keep dollar bills on hand — but what happens if you need to evacuate? It’s important to know your evacuation route, to practice driving it before you need to use it, and have an evacuation checklist. If you have to evacuate your home, the checklist reminds you what to take, where it’s located, and your emergency route. Create this checklist ahead of time so when emergency strikes, all you have to do is follow the instructions and keep yourself safe. Preparation makes it easier to save the important files, pack up the animals, and get to safety efficiently.