Be Ready: Evacuation Timeline

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Evacuation Timeline

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Do Immediately

  • Go Bag:
  • Pets, pet supplies (if applicable)

Do If You Have One Hour

  • Go Bag:
  • Pets, pet supplies (if applicable)
  • Credit cards, checkbooks
  • Basic toiletries
  • Close windows, doors, air vents
  • Additional clothing
  • Irreplaceable items
  • Include:
    • Change of clothes, warm jacket, hat, gloves, scarf, sturdy shoes, long pants, underwear, socks, rain gear, etc.
    • Blankets, pillows
    • Irreplaceable items, such as childrens’ favorite dolls / toys, photos, heirlooms, keepsakes

Do If You Have More than One Hour

  • Go Bag:
  • Pets, pet supplies (if applicable)
  • Credit cards, checkbooks
  • Basic toiletries
  • Close windows, doors, air vents
  • Additional clothing
  • Irreplaceable items
  • Close up / Lock up
  • Ready the structure
  • Locate a place to stay
  • Camping gear

Stop, think and save:

  • Keys to vehicle, house, storage sheds
  • Plastic bags, zip ties, rope, tarp, etc.
  • Items you might need in the future, such as photos

Organize and prepare for your return:

  • Clear 100 feet of space around structures, including vegetation and flammable materials
  • Turn propane tanks off and move propane barbecue away from structures
  • Leave gates open and unlocked, hoses attached and available but not on,
    ladder available
  • Removal flammable items such as window shades and curtains
  • Move flammable furniture to center
    of room
  • Turn off any running water, including automatic sprinklers
  • Locate alternative place to stay,
    such as hotel, or with family or friends
  • Camping gear, including tent, sleeping bag, cot or air mattress, camping stove, utensils
  • Use your phone to record belongings, including inside closets and drawers,
    for reference

Always Ready

  • Go Bag in car, home, office
  • Fuel in vehicle, at least a half tank at all times
  • Know how to open garage door manually and who can help if needed

Don’t Wait. Evacuate!

  • If time allows, you can save and load additional items and prepare for your return.