What to do when a Hurricane Watch is issued:
• Monitor radio and TV broadcasts for information regarding the storm’s progress.
• Fuel-up the family or rental car.
• Refill prescriptions for your family and pets, ensuring at least a two-week supply.
• Get cash, since ATMs and banks may run out of money before the storm or not be operational following the storm.
• Review your plans. Find out if you will be forced to evacuate where you are staying if the storm threatens your area. Locate evacuation routes which will take you inland to save shelter.
What to do when a Hurricane Warning is issued:
• Monitor radio and TV broadcasts for storm advisories and evacuation announcements.
• Gather belongings in case of evacuation order.
What to do if an evacuation order is issued:
• Leave immediately.
• Take any survival supplies you may have such as bottled water.
• Take medicines and/or special needs equipment.
• Pet, alcoholic beverages, and weapons are NOT allowed in shelters.
• Stay calm and take your time. Traffic will be heavy and move slowly, but there is sufficient time to reach safety.