How to Evacuate Your Art Studio in an Emergency
WHY? When an emergency occurs…
having an evacuation plan in place will increase the likelihood everyone will exit the building safely, loss of vital property will be minimized, and the time away from your home or studio will be less stressful.
Among emergency planners, the general wisdom is “Run from water, Hide from wind.”
Evacuating Your Studio
“Now, we can get out of this place in 5 minutes with everything we need.”
– Kate Tonguis, Raku potter, Katrina survivor
If You Have Several Hours to Prepare:
If you have a day or more to prepare:
If you’re away from your studio:
Confirm procedures for securing your workspace and shutting down operations with assistants, family or co-tenants.
Review the post-disaster meeting place and/or contact system.
Tips for Securing Your Studio
Water or Wind Event
Wildfires or other fires with advance warning
Things You'll Need
Taking Your Pet Along