A massive storm system headed for the Florida coast may cause an official evacuation order. In some cases, you may have a day or two to prepare, while other situations might call for an immediate evacuation.
Thinking ahead and discussing a potential evacuation with your family is vital to ensuring that you can evacuate quickly and safely in case of a major weather event.
Prior to an Evacuation
In Florida, the most likely reason for an evacuation is for an anticipated hurricane landfall, or high risk of a storm surge. You should:
During an Evacuation
The evacuation itself can be hazardous, as roads become packed with cars and people are stressed out and distracted. You can:
After the Evacuation
Before you return home:
Evacuation in advance of a hurricane that doesn’t actually end up making landfall isn’t wasted time and effort. It’s better to have evacuated when not necessary than to fail to evacuate and be caught in a catastrophic event. Being prepared for a hurricane – including a potential evacuation – is the best way to protect yourself and your family.
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