KNOW YOUR EVACUATION PLAN
PLAN A EVACUATION – Areas east of Intracoastal Waterway
- Storm surge is 4-7 feet above sea level with winds from 74-110 miles per hour
- All mobile home residents, residents beside tidal bodies of water and in low-lying areas, and residents east of the Intracoastal Waterway should evacuate
PLAN B EVACUATION – Areas east of U.S. 1/Federal Highway
- Storm surge is 7-11 feet above sea level with winds of 111 miles per hour or greater.
- In addition to those required to evacuate under Plan A, all residents east of U.S. 1/Federal Highway should evacuate.
HURRICANE 10 STEP PLAN
STEP 1 — Hold a family meeting: Start a written list of things you’ll need to take care in advance and encourage everyone in the family to contribute their ideas.
STEP 2 — Discuss whether you’ll need to evacuate: Determine whether you live in an evacuation zone and, if so, where you will go if an evacuation order is given.
STEP 3 — Ensure your assets are protected: Inventory your home possessions and videotape, record or photograph items of value. Review your insurance policies to ensure you have adequate coverage.
STEP 4 — Assess your home for vulnerable areas: Do a walk-through of your home and property to evaluate your roof, windows, garage door, landscaping, etc. and determine what actions you will take
STEP 5 — Make a plan to protect your vehicles: Decide where you will store or park your vehicle, boat or RV. Check your vehicle insurance policy and keep it in the same safe place as your homeowner’s policy.
STEP 6 — Secure your home: Decide what actions you will need to take to protect your home and your property (shutters, generator, tree-trimming), and to keep as comfortable as possible during recovery.
STEP 7 — Determine if anyone in your home has special needs, or is vulnerable in an emergency: If anyone in your home has special needs in an emergency because of a medical condition, or because they are elderly or disabled, make arrangements in advance to accommodate those needs.
STEP 8 — Make a plan for your pets: Determine how you will address your pet’s needs and make a plan in case you have to evacuate.
STEP 9 — Gather your supplies: Use the checklist provided to determine your family’s food, water and medical needs and assemble your emergency kit according to those needs.
STEP 10 — Notify others of your plan: Let family or friends know what your emergency plan is so they can check on you in the aftermath of the event. Establish an out-of-town contact.