Don’t Get Left Behind: How to Evacuate When Disaster Strikes

Men and women carrying luggage and being directed into an airplane by Marines.

Real evacuations occur more frequently than most people realize and can take place for many different reasons ranging from natural disasters to traffic or industrial accidents. Know what protective measures to take before, during and after an evacuation.

The type of disaster and how extreme it is can both impact the time you have to prepare for an evacuation. You may have several days to prepare for a hurricane, while an industrial accident could leave you with very little time to get out.

It is essential to have an emergency plan in place and your disaster kit ready in order to be prepared for an evacuation of any type. Emergency preparedness includes being ready for any type of disaster. Follow the tips below to make sure you're prepared:

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