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Evacuating - Items to Gather







Emergency Evacuation – Items to Gather


15-Minute Warning:

  • Wallet, purse, keys, glasses
  • Mobile phone(s), charger(s)
  • Emergency cash, credit cards
  • Pets, carriers, leashes, meds
  • Clothes, shoes, hats (seasonal)
  • Hearing aids, medications
  • Flashlights/torches, extra batteries
  • Safety deposit box keys
  • Check books, bills to pay


30-Minute Warning: (above plus)

  • Pillows, sleeping bags, blankets
  • Address book, phone list
  • jewelry, most valuable personal possessions
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Meds, supplements
  • Pet food, dishes, bedding, and litter
  • Children’s items (toys, books)
  • Battery radio, extra batteries
  • Toilet paper, hand wipes, soap
  • Clothing for 3 days, shoes
  • Computer (monitor, laptop)
  • Gallon jugs of drinking water


One-Hour Warning: (above plus)

  • Take/safeguard guns, ammo
  • Ice cooler with ice, food, drinks
  • Genealogy records, files
  • 3 days of food, special diet items
  • Gloves, masks
  • Paper plates, cups, utensils
  • School items (homework, pens, books, etc.)
  • Licenses, vehicle titles, deeds
  • Insurance, financial, medical data; wills, power of attorney
  • Personal property list, photos, appraisals, documentation


Two+Hour Warning: (above plus)

  • Albums, photos, home videos
  • Family photos on display
  • Military decorations, records, mementos, plaques
  • (packed) luggage
  • Valuable items, cameras
  • Heirlooms, art, collections, journals, diaries, letters
  • Primary cosmetics
  • Secondary


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