Hurricane Preparedness Week
- If you are in the path of a major hurricane, authorities may advise you to evacuate from your home. On page 9 of the How to Prepare for a Hurricane guide, you’ll find protective actions related to evacuation, including:
- If you have a car, keep a full tank of gas in it at all times;
- Leave early to avoid delays caused by long lines, high winds, and flooding;
- Follow official posted evacuation routes and do not try to take short cuts because roads may be blocked; and
- Remember the Five P’s of Evacuation – People, Prescriptions, Papers, Personal Needs, and Priceless Items.
- Stay inside away from windows and glass doors. If you are in a mobile home or temporary structure, move to a sturdy building;
- For protection against high winds, go to a FEMA Safe Room, an ICC 500 storm shelter, or a small, interior, windowless room such as a bathroom or closet, on the lowest level not likely to flood; and
- If you are in an area that is flooding, move to a location on higher ground before floodwaters prevent your ability to leave.