A Quick Reference Guide

In the event you have to evacuate the area for any reason – e.g., a blizzard, hurricane or nuclear incident – use the following reference guide to guide you through the process.

What to Do as You Leave

  • Turn off lights and unnecessary appliances.
  • Close and lock windows and doors.
  • Check with neighbors to see if they need assistance. Offer to share transportation, if you can.
  • If you need a ride, try to get one with neighbors.
  • If you cannot get a ride, buses will pick you up along bus routes and at pick-up points.
  • If you have livestock, shelter them. Leave them a three-day supply of stored feed and water that has been protected from possible contamination.

How to Travel

  • While traveling in the car, keep all windows and vents closed until you have left the EPZ.
  • Keep the car radio tuned to an Emergency Alert System station.

Items You May Want to Take With You

Just take essential items you would need. You could be away from home for a few hours to a few days. These are suggestions that apply to any type of emergency evacuation:

  • Clothing for several days
  • Toilet articles (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.)
  • Prescription medicines, medical equipment and important medical records
  • Special dietary foods
  • Baby supplies
  • Identification (driver - s license) and important papers
  • Checkbook, credit card and cash
  • Blankets, pillows and towels (if you plan to stay at a public mass care shelter)