Emergency Evacuation Checklist

by Tess Pennington

Time is of the essence when an emergency evacuation is concerned. You may only have a matter of minutes to escape your home, and if you aren’t prepared, then crucial information and supplies could be left.

Whether you are evacuating due to a wildfire or hurricane, having a checklist to run through will keep things organized and running smoothly so you can evacuate swiftly.

Before You Leave

 Fill your gas tank
 Charge your mobile phone
 Take cash, checkbooks and credit cards
 Take a back-up of your hard drive or computer files
Get a map of your emergency route and have a plan B in case the original route is blocked
 Identify stopping points on your emergency route (gas stations, restaurants, etc.)
 Contact your emergency contact
 Take your G.O.O.D manual
 Take your 72 Hour Kit


Evacuation Disaster Kit

Have These Items Inside the Car:

 Emergency phone numbers
 Drivers license or ID card
 Insurance information
 Updated pictures of all family members
 Passport
 Money and credit cards
 Proof of residence (utility bill, home deed, etc)
 Prescriptions or medication
 Flashlights
 Mobile phone charger or car adapter
 Food and drinks (extra water just in case)
 Glasses
 Things to keep children busy (puzzles, books, drawing pad and pencils)
 Papertowls in case of a spill

If You Have Not Prepared a Vehicle 72 Hour Kit, At Least Have These Items In The Trunk:

 Batteries
 Clothing for the season
 Toiletries (toilet paper, soap, razors, etc.)
 First aid kit
 Bedding
 Paper products
 Tool kit
 Fix-a-flat
 Disaster food supply
 Battery operated radio
 Papertowls in case of a spill
 10 gallons of gasoline

Contributed by Tess Pennington of Ready Nutrition.

Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals. When a catastrophic collapse cripples society, grocery store shelves will empty within days. But if you follow this book’s plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply, your family will have plenty to eat for weeks, months or even years.

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