NHC National Hurricane Preparedness Week, Day 2: Develop An Evacuation Plan
By Space Coast Daily // May 17, 2016
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.
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.
- Maps of evacuation zones courtesy of Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)
- National storm surge risk maps
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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