NHC National Hurricane Preparedness Week, Day 2: Develop An Evacuation Plan

By  //  May 17, 2016

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DO you live in a storm surge evacuation zone?

The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane.

The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane. (NOAA image)

The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane.

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If you are, figure out where you’d go and how you’d get there if told to evacuate. You do not need to travel hundreds of miles.

Identify someone, perhaps a friend or relative who doesn’t live in a zone or unsafe home, and work it out with them to use their home as your evacuation destination.

Be sure to account for your pets, as most local shelters do not permit them. Put the plan in writing for you and those you care about.

SPECIAL VIDEO FEATURE:  In this two part series, above and below, Space Coast Daily Special Weather Correspondent Danny Treanor offers his expert tips about surviving the upcoming hurricane season on the Space Coast. Treanor has been Central Florida’s premier weatherman for five decades.

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