Evacuation Planning

Hurricanes, tornadoes, snowstorms, earthquakes, and other natural disasters put us at risk for evacuating with only a moment’s notice. Do you have a packed bag ready near your favorite exit door? We are here to help you prepare so that an emergency doesn’t need to be a crisis too.

FEMA lists these important considerations because your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to think about the following situations and plan just in case.

Consider the following questions when making a plan

  • How will my family/household get emergency alerts and warnings?
  • How will my family/household get to safe locations for relevant emergencies?
  • How will my family/household get in touch if cell phone, internet, or landline doesn’t work?
  • How will I let loved ones know I am safe?
  • How will the family/household get to a meeting place after the emergency?

Create and share an evacuation plan for special attention to care for our most vulnerable family and friends

  • Set up a phone tree!
  • Share a travel plan and share it with your love using this guide Travel arrangement for all senior adults.  After a disaster declaration, time moves fast as everyone scrambles out of harm’s way.  Create that travel plan now before the need arises.­­­
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Clothing for one week 
  • Driver’s License/Identification Card, Insurance cards, Medications & healthcare contact numbers
  • Medications both prescription and over-the-counter drugs
  • Cash both bills and coins
  • First Aid kit 
  • Toiletries for one week
  • Bottled water, one-gallon per day
  • Non-perishable food for one week
  • Paper plates and disposable utensils
  • Sleeping bags or blankets and pillow
  • Face Masks and Hand Sanitizers
  • Pet Food, cage, and other supplies if bring a pet to the shelter
are you prepared for an emergency