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Hurricane Awareness Week
Have A Place To Go
Develop a family hurricane preparedness plan before an actual storm threatens your area. If your family hurricane preparedness plan includes evacuation to a safer location for any of the reasons specified with in this web site, then it is important to consider the following points:
If ordered to evacuate, do not wait or delay your departure.
Select an evacuation destination that is nearest to your home, or at least minimize the distance over which you must travel in order to reach your intended shelter location.
If you decide to evacuate to another region, be prepared to wait in traffic.
If possible, make arrangements to stay with the friend or relative who resides closest to your home and who will not have to evacuate. Discuss with your intended host the details of your family evacuation plan well before the beginning of the hurricane season.
If a hotel or motel is your final intended destination during an evacuation, make reservations before you leave.
If you are unable to stay with friends or family and no hotels/motels rooms are available, then as a last resort go to a shelter.
Make sure that you fill up your car with gas, before you leave.