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2.2. Emergency Evacuation Facts & Tips

Emergency evacuations are more common than most of us might think. Fires, floods and many other natural disasters cause frequent emergency evacuation from endangered areas. It is in your best interests to heed and obey emergency evacuation orders as outlined by national and local authorities. 

Emergency Evacuation

Evacuation
Ready.gov has guidelines on how to evacuate your family and pets when time really matters. Learn what you should do if you need to leave quickly, and what you can do if you have a little more time to plan.
https://www.ready.gov/evacuating-yourself-and-your-family

Evacuees
Learn how to keep yourself, your loved ones, and your pets safe and healthy during an evacuation and while staying in a shelter.
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/affectedpersons.html

Tsunami - Preparing Your Evacuation Routes
Watch a short video that offers useful tips on how to prepare for an evacuation. You can use these in any community. Tips include things like be familiar with where you are, know the signs and what they mean, and know where you're going. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxGB5FSpciA

Family Plan - Make Preparations
Get tips on emergency evacuation from the State of Louisianna. Find out what to grab and take with you if you need to leave fast, as well as how to prepare ahead if time permits. Get tips on how to protect your home and valuables, and what supplies and papers you need to take with you. 
http://www.getagameplan.org/planFamilyStp02.htm

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