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Protocol - Evacuation

Evacuation occurs only when a serious threat to public safety exists. If you are told to evacuate, through either local media or directly by city officials, do so immediately.

Be prepared:

  • Plan several different places you could go and find out where designated shelters are in your area.
  • Know the evacuation plans for important locations (i.e. work, school, etc.)
  • Hotels and motels fill up fast during evacuations. Call to make sure there is room for you and your family before driving there.
  • Keep phone numbers and maps for each potential evacuation location.
  • Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing.
  • Take your go bag.
  • Lock your house.
  • Leave a note telling people when you left and where you are going.
  • Use authorized routes.
  • When you are safe, call your out-of-area contact and let him or her know where you are.
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