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Evacuation Procedures

If instructed to evacuate, do so promptly and follow these instructions:

  • Proceed as far north as possible on designated evacuation to a safer area.
  • Stay tuned to local radio stations and follow the instructions of local emergency officials.
  • Take your disaster supplies kit with you.
  • Tell a neighbor, friend or relative where you are evacuating to.
  • Take important documents, credit cards, cash and other valuables with you.
  • Make provisions for your pets
  • Take your medications with you

If you decide not to evacuate the area, listen for public announcements about shelters open near you. MCEMA will post a list of open shelters prior to an event.