If local authorities ask you to leave your home, they have a good reason to make this request, and you should heed the advice immediately. Listen to your radio or TV, follow the instructions of the local emergency officials and keep these simple tips in mind:

  • Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants and sturdy shoes so you can be protected as much as possible.
  • Take your disaster supplies kit.
  • Take your pets with you.
  • Lock your home.
  • Use travel routes specified by local authorities.
  • Stay away from downed power lines.

Local authorities will provide you with the most accurate information specific to an event in your area.