Who should consider leaving before hurricane evacuation is recommended for the general public?
  • People who live in low-lying or flood-prone areas or on barrier islands. Tropical storms and hurricanes often produce heightened seas and tides that may affect these areas long before the storm makes landfall.
  • People who live in mobile homes near the coast, or are concerned about the structural stability of their home, should plan to evacuate any time a storm threatens. Even less powerful hurricanes can produce high winds capable of damaging or destroying mobile homes.
  • People towing boats or trailers or driving recreational vehicles or other high-profile vehicles should leave early. Some roads and bridges may be closed to high-profile vehicles due to high winds before they are closed to cars.
  • People traveling with young children, elderly family members, or people with special needs. If you wait to leave until a general evacuation is recommend, traffic will be heavier and the weather may be worse, lengthening the time you will have to spend in your car getting to your destination.

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1. How do I know when to evacuate?
2. Who should consider leaving before hurricane evacuation is recommended for the general public?
3. What should I do if I need help to evacuate?
4. What should I take with me?
5. If I plan on going to a public shelter, what additional items should I take?
6. What should I not take to a public shelter?
7. Why should I carry food and drinks in my car?
8. What can I do to help others?
9. How do I know where to go in an evacuation?
10. What if I want to stay in my RV or camping trailer?
11. Re-entry: How do I get back in the City after a mandatory evacuation is called?
12. How to obtain Sandbags?