What if I have to evacuate my home?

If you need to evacuate your home, having some essential supplies on hand will make you and your family more comfortable:

Prepare a disaster supply kit in an easy-to-carry container such as a duffel bag or small plastic trash can. Include the following:

  • Battery powered radio and extra batteries
  • Bottled water
  • Change of clothing for each person
  • First aid supplies (including prescription medications)
  • Food
  • Sleeping bag or bedroll for each
  • "Special needs" items for any household member (infant formula or items for people with disabilities or older people)
  • Tools

It is also a good idea to include some cash and copies of important family documents (birth certificates, passports, and licenses) in your kit.

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1. What is emergency management?
2. How do I sign up for emergency alerts?
3. What is the difference between a watch and a warning?
4. What should I have in my disaster supply kit?
5. What if I have to evacuate my home?
6. What is the Tri-County Siren Alarm System?