As natural catastrophes continue growing in number and severity, everyone should be prepared for quick evacuation in case of emergency. Even if you don't live in an area known for natural disasters, you should always be ready in case you have to make a sudden evacuation.
While there is only so much planning that can be done, one of the easiest things you can do is prepare a "go-bag" of emergency supplies to help keep you safe.
First, think about important family documents. Make sure this information is saved on a flash drive, or better yet, securely online with a service like Dropbox. Take photos of all the rooms and valuables in your home, and scan the following:
Every member of your family should have a go-bag, which should be easy to carry like a duffle bag or a good-sized backpack. The Department of Homeland Security recommends you include the following items in your family go-bags:
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