Flood Recovery Booklet

What You Should Know Before You Have to Evacuate

Before a flood forces you to evacuate your home, you should have information and supplies ready to take with you in case your home and belongings are damaged or destroyed.

Here is a checklist of what you should have ready:

It is also important to keep important family documents in a waterproof, portable container you can grab quickly in case of evacuation.

Remember that you won't have a lot of time during evacuation. Map and practice the drive to the shelter of your choice or evacuation destination. Time the trip and multiple it by three to account for evacuation traffic and road conditions.