Monday, August 02, 2010


Good advice for a hurricane evacuation. Print it. Save it. Hope you don't have to use it: 

     Plan your route.
 Check the Internet or listen to the news to find out about road closures and the storm's predicted path.
  • Stay in touch. Grab your cell phone charger, a portable radio, and extra batteries. If you have access to a national weather radio (NWR), bring it along, too.
  • Make an A.T.M. stop. Get some cash to take care of expenses along the way, as stores may be unable to accept checks or credit cards after the storm.
  • Collect insurance information and important papers. Collect your auto and homeowners or renters insurance policies. Bring your household inventory, if you have one, in case you have to file a claim. Don't forget health insurance cards, and bring copies of your bank and investment account numbers, since you may not be able to access these accounts online and may need to call instead.
  • Seek refuge. Call organizations like the Red Cross, Salvation Army, or FEMA to find out where official shelters are located and how to get there.
  • Inform your extended family. If possible, let a family member in another city or state know about your planned destination and route.
  • Contact your employer. Notify your employer's emergency contacts.
  • Grab or create a first-aid kit. If you don't have one on hand, fill a small bag with basic medical supplies, such as bandages, pain relievers, and antiseptics.
  • Pack your pets. If your pets cannot travel with you, call local animal shelters to see if they provide emergency shelter for pets. Most evacuation shelters won't allow pets due to state and federal health and safety regulations, but they may be able to stay in certain hotel or motel chains for an additional fee

(via @Katrina5th 


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