Prepare a survival kit that includes items such as water and non-perishable food for everyone, including your pets; medications; a portable radio; flashlights; batteries; and battery chargers for your cell phones and other portable electronic devices, which can be powered by your car.
Plan your evacuation routeand leave as soon as an evacuation order is issued. Also, fuel up your car before you leave.
Build a content inventory of the items in your home or at your business.
Secure all outdoor objectsor move them inside. Close your home’s storm shutters and board up windows and glass doors as appropriate.
If possible, bring in gas or charcoal grills, but do not use them indoors. Also, do not store propane tanks inside the house or garage. Chain propane tanks in an upright position to a secure object away from your home.
Secure your boat or move it to a safer place.
Fill your emergency generatorfuel tank, if you have one, and have spare fuel on hand. Store generator fuel in an approved container in a garage or shed, away from open flames, heat sources and appliances such as natural gas appliances.