If a hurricane, a wildfire or other natural disaster threatened, and officials told you to evacuate, would you know where to go? Today’s task will help you make sure your answer is “yes.”
Though you might get a day or two of notice for evacuations due to a hurricane, for example, it’s possible that you’ll have to get out of town a lot faster for other natural disasters and threats.
If you live in a coastal area, where hurricanes are a common threat, a quick search online should point you to the local evacuation routes you need to familiarize yourself with. But, no matter where you live, you should decide on several destinations in different directions, and then mark those routes on a map you keep in your car.
Ready.gov suggests the following tips for making an evacuation plan:
Remember to fill up on gas if there’s a chance you’ll have to evacuate. If you do leave, Ready.gov suggests that you take your emergency kit and leave a note at your house about where you’re going and when you left.
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