You can prepare for a hurricane and the chaotic days afterwards by following some basic procedures. Prior to a storm, establish a plan as to what you and your family will do. Also, establish an emergency contact - a relative or a friend - that lives outside of the strike area.
You should inform your emergency contact of your evacuation plans; also establish a date and time when you will contact them after the hurricane has passed.
It is extremely important to establish this contact person because if for any reason your family becomes separated, there will be a pre-determined person for all of your family members to contact in order to relay information.
The following table is a list of items that you should prepare in advance to take with you in the event you must evacuate the area.
This page was last updated on: April 07, 2011