Evacuate immediately if authorities tell you to do so. Listen to your battery-powered radio and follow the instructions of local emergency officials. Wear warm, dry clothing and sturdy shoes. Be sure to take your disaster supplies kit with you to a shelter or safe location. Use travel routes specified by local authorities—don’t use shortcuts.

Before You Go – If you have the time: Turn off water, gas and electricity before leaving. Post a note telling when you left and where you are going. Don’t forget about your pets and be sure to lock your home.