The need to evacuate for flooding or another emergency can come about quickly. You might not have much time to plan. That’s why you always need to be ready, for the safety of yourself and your family.
Take steps now to be prepared.
It’s best to plan a safe route ahead of time. But you also need to be prepared to make last-minute changes.
When you evacuate, you’ll need to know where you are going for shelter. You may have more than one option.
Think of this as your “go” bag. It will contain the things you most need to take care of yourself and your family. You can grab it and go without having to look for the contents. Store it someplace that is easy to get to and make sure everyone in the family knows where it is.
The kit should be easy to carry and contain the following items:
If you are taking a car and have more room, you can bring with you the larger disaster supply kit you created for sheltering at home. You can also take additional comfort items with you, such as blankets, sleeping bags, and extra clothing.