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Start with Getting Your Family Ready

Get your family ready. Gather everyone and let them know you are getting ready to evacuate.

Dress for safety. Put on socks, closed-toed leather shoes or boots, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt. Leather gloves, a bandanna, and a hat can also be handy.

Ready your vehicles. Park vehicles facing the direction of escape. LEAVE KEYS in IGNITION.

Ready your animals. Put pets in carriers (in a safe, accessible place), ready to load into your vehicle. Load horses or other livestock into trailers and hitch the trailers to vehicles.

Put your emergency kit and valuables in vehicles.

Contact the neighbors. Check with neighbors to see if they need assistance. Offer to share transportation. Notify others when you leave and where you plan to go.