No matter where you live in the world, you need a plan in place and your evacuation kit ready to go. When a natural disaster comes your way and authorities instruct you to leave, itâ€™s important that you evacuate immediately. Departing right away can help you avoid being caught in the fire, floods, or road congestion. Take a look at this list for emergency evacuation to get your bag packed and ready to go â€“ it could make all the difference when disaster strikes.
What should I pack for an emergency evacuation?
- Get a bag that easily stores everything you need to carry. You may choose to have one bag in the house and one bag in the car, both full of supplies.
- Include food and water for everyone in the household.
- Pack a change of clothes for up to a week as well as toiletries and personal hygiene items. Include blankets incase the temperature starts to drop.
- Donâ€™t forget about the pet. Pack up a spare toy, bed, blanket, leashes, and litter boxes, as well as their food, medication, and water.
- Remember medication. Pack a supply of any necessary prescription medicine as well as contact lens solution and glasses, if needed.
- Include a battery-powered radio, extra batteries, flashlights, and cash.
- Pack your cellphone charger and extra batteries incase.
- Carry your ID, important documents, and cards. Having paper and digital copies of health insurance cards, your passport, legal documents, vehicle registration papers, and more can help.
- If evacuating by car, ensure your vehicle has a full tank of gas or that thereâ€™s a spare canister in the back with fresh gas.
- Donâ€™t forget to pack a first aid kit with supplies to treat injuries.
Being prepared to evacuate at a momentâ€™s notice is essential, and these tips can help to protect your loved ones. At CAV insurance we provideÂ insuranceÂ to combat unpredictable forces of nature. We help protect your homeâ€™s specific needs with a policy that will be there when you need it most. Give us a call today to learn more!