What to Do if an Evacuation Is Necessary

  • Evacuate immediately, if told to do so. Use travel routes specified by local officials.
  • Wear sensible clothing and sturdy shoe, appropriate for the weather.
  • Take along your Emergency Preparedness Kit (PDF).
  • Turn off all appliances. Lock your doors and windows.
  • Take a form of identification and any medicine taken regularly by family members.
  • Do not return to the emergency site until local officials have given an "all clear".
  • After the emergency is over, enter your home with caution. Open doors and windows to ventilate. Do not strike a match or turn on electric lights until you are sure there are no breaks in gas lines.
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