Residents Evacuation Checklist and Get-and-Go Bag
Plan your evacuation routes now. Have at least two as traffic may be heavy or even at a standstill. The intensity and width of the hurricane directly affects preparation and evacuation. Please let your family and neighbors know where you will be staying. Your bag can be a backpack, rolling suitcase, large plastic container with lid, or whatever you can easily move and holds needed items. Pack nonperishable items well in advance and have a list of items you need to add last minute like medicine or food. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best
__ Copy to a flashdrive and/or store on a cloud server photos of all the rooms and valuables in your home as well as all important documents (driver’s license, deed to your home, your will and/or trust, proof of insurance, medical records, passports, social security cards, birth certificates, etc)
__ Think carefully, are their meaningful items that you want to keep safe? Photos, jewelry, etc. Do you have room in your car? Maybe secure in your home?
__ Fill car with gas when a hurricane is predicated
__ Make hotel or shelter reservations if needed
__ Pack a Get-and-Go Bag for your entire family and put in your car. Depending on your family pack: medicines, first aid kit, map of evacuation routes, cash in small bills, list of important phone numbers, matches in waterproof container, water purification tablets, knife, flashlight, batteries, 3 days of food, water, clothing, pet and/or baby supplies, personal hygiene items (toothbrush, paste, hand wipes, soap, etc.) eyeglasses, contact solution, mosquito repellent, battery-operated or hand-crank radio, earplugs if you plan to stay in a shelter, mess kit, paper plates, paper towels, plastic utensils, maybe an ice chest for food, copies of IDs, passport, and important papers such as insurance,
__ Make your home secure (Checklist are available on Sea Colony’s website)
__ Check online, radio, or TV for information and updates on evacuation routes.
__ Car cell phone charger, water, snacks, blankets, pillows, cards, books, –what do you need if you had to spend a couple of nights in your car or a temporary shelter?
__ If you have pets add carriers, water dish, food, medicine, etc.
__ Walk around your home to be certain it is secure. Take photos for insurance purposes. Appliances unplugged, gas and water turned off, AC off, refrigerator properly prepared, assure yourself that everything is secure.
Drive Aware and Be Safe