Hurricane Preparedness Week - Develop an Evacuation Plan
May 1st - 7th, 2022 is Hurricane Preparedness Week
It is important to be prepared in case you need to evacuate during a storm. Take some time to make sure you have a comprehensive evacuation plan.
First, find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone - Find Your Evacuation Zone - or if you are in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane. Figure out where you would go and how you would get there if told to evacuate.
You don't need to travel hundreds of miles. Identify someone, maybe a friend or relative who doesn't live in an evacuation zone or unsafe home, and coordinate with them to use their home as your evacuation destination.
Don't forget about your pets - many shelters will not let you take them there with you.
Put your plan in writing and review with your family.
1. Find out if you live in an evacuation zone
2. Have a bag of supplies ready to go including important documents and phone numbers
3. Follow any evacuation orders given by local authorities
4. Plan several routes
5. Don't forget about your pets
If you return home to find water damage and mold and you don't know what to do, contact the professional at SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties for help and advice.