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Evacuation Tips

If you have only moments before evacuating your home during an emergency, the American Red Cross recommends you grab the following items and go:

* Medical supplies: prescription medications and dentures
* Disaster supplies: flashlight, batteries, radio, first aid kit, bottled water
* Clothing and bedding: a change of clothes and a sleeping bag or bedroll and pillow for each household member
* Car and house keys, as well as keys to the place you may be going.

f you have time before the fire forces you out, bring as much of your outdoor items inside that you can. Lawn furniture, trash cans, children’s toys, garden equipment, hanging plants and other objects that could become projectiles and damage property are much better off stored in the garage. Turn off propane gas service and be sure your tank is secure.

 

*Disaster supplies kit – this should be packed in a duffle bag and stored near your home’s exit.

* Flashlight with extra batteries
* Battery powered radio with extra batteries
* First aid kit
* Prescription medications in their original bottles, plus copies of the prescriptions.
* Eyeglasses (with copy of prescription)
* Water (one gallon per person is recommended. Keeping a case of bottled water in your car is always a good idea)
* Foods that do not require refrigeration or cooking.
* Items that infants and elderly household member may require.
* Medical equipment and devices such as dentures, crutches, prostheses, etc.
* Change of clothes for each family member.
* Sleeping bag or bedroll and pillow for each family member.
* Checkbook, cash and credit cards

Papers to have with you: Driver’s license or personal identification, Social Security card, proof of residence (deed or lease), Insurance policies, birth and marriage certificates, stocks, bonds and other negotiable certificates, wills, deeds and copies of recent tax returns.

 

 

Evacuation Tips

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