Evacuate or Stay Put?
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.”
Make an Evacuation Plan
Evacuation Plan Basics
Vital Records List
If you store vital documents like these in a waterproof container in a safe, accessible place in your home or studio, they will be easy to take with you when evacuating.
American Red Cross’s Ready Rating program for businesses, organizations and schools
FEMA’s evacuating yourself and your family planning resources
FEMA’s family emergency plan with a link to a downloadable, fillable pdf form
FEMA’s emergency response planning resources for businesses
FEMA’s Smartphone App provides access to up-to-date emergency information, including the locations of open shelters and FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers
SBA’s Prepare My Business emergency preparedness resources
Insurance Information Institute’s Preparing an Effective Evacuation planning resource