Storm Warriors: How to Make an Evacuation Plan (Part 1)
In our new series, Storm Warriors, we will be discussing hurricane, storm, and flood preparation for the 2020 storm season! This annual occasion always brings a sense of unease but hopefully this series will help ease some of the anxiety in keeping you, your family, and your assets safe. In this first series, we will begin with how to make a good evacuation plan.
If you live on the coast or in a mobile home, having an evacuation plan is absolutely essential due to your higher risk of experiencing flooding. However, everyone should have one just in case. Here are some considerations to think about when formulating your family protocol:
1. Have multiple options.
Your evacuation plan can be a friend's or family's home, a hotel, or a shelter. Either way, have 2-3 options in case something falls through. Call these places beforehand and have several numbers pre-saved to your phone so changing plans can be swift and as least stressful as possible. Make sure these places can accommodate your entire family including pets.
2. Have multiple routes ready.
In case there are road blocks or flooded areas, have multiple routes to get to your shelter in mind. Try to stay away from roads that are closer to bodies of water or locations that flood predictably.
3. Practice your evacuation.
This is one of the most important steps! Put your plan to the test and make sure the entire family comes along so they know what to expect.
We hope these tips are helpful to you. At AJS, your family's safety is our family's utmost concern. If you feel like your home or business is in risk of flood, contact our knowledgeable team to see how lifting and moving can benefit you and your assets!