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06/03/2021
If you're ever in an evacuation, being prepared for it can help you stay safer and calmer through it. Learn how you can prepare for an evacuation process with this post that Daniel's DKI in Palm Desert has put together for you.  

Natural disasters and emergencies rarely, if ever, let you know when they're going to hit. On the contrary, they like to show up when you least expect them. You could be sleeping when all of a sudden, you're being evacuated due to a flood or a fire in your area. While this can be a scary thought, rather than being paralyzed or alarmed by it, you should prepare in case the situation ever presents itself. The better prepared you are, the safer you will remain, and the smoother and calmer your evacuation process will be. If you'd like to learn tips on how you can prepare for an evacuation, the post below can be of assistance.

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How to Prepare for an Evacuation

Go Over This With Your Family

The first step is talking to your family and getting them involved with this preparation process. Of course, you want them to be safe in an evacuation, too, which is why they should participate. Let them know the plan, tell them what evacuation routes to take, the safe spots they should reach, and what they can and can't do during the evacuation. Keep them in the loop if anything changes.

Conduct Drills at Home

When you think about a drill, you probably picture it in an office space, in a school, or even in a public space. However, you probably spend most of your time at home (especially now), which is why you should conduct drills there, too. As you and your family go through the drill, be aware of your reaction and response time. Each time you do a drill, aim to do better in these aspects.

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Have a 'Go Bag' Ready

A 'go bag' is a portable emergency-preparedness bag that has everything you'd need in a less-than-ideal situation. Having one during an evacuation can help you be safe. Fill yours with a first-aid kit, water, non-perishable foods, clothing, and helpful tools. Have it ready to go in a strategic spot, so you can grab it and head out the door at a moment's notice.

Have Important Information with You

Aside from the items mentioned above, something that you shouldn't miss in your 'go bag' is certain important information. For example, having the phone number of your local police department, your insurance company, and friends and relatives can prove very useful. Moreover, you can have a USB filled with digital versions of valuable documents and pictures.

Designate a Safe Destination

If you're being evacuated from your home, you need to have a safe destination where you can spend some time, relax for a bit, and get some things sorted out. You and your family should designate what that safe destination will be. It can be the home of a close friend or relative. If need be, you can also seek shelters near you.

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Listen to the Authority Figures

Needless to say, the authority figures that arrive at the scene have information and training that you may not be aware of. That's why it's highly recommended that you listen to what they have to say and that you follow their instructions. Doing so will help you and others have a safer and smoother evacuation process. After all, they're there to help you out.

Stay in Touch with the Rest of the World

Lastly, even if you feel tired and like you can't deal with anything, you should try to stay in touch with the rest of the world. Having a radio or a cellphone by your side can be of great assistance. First, you should listen to the verified news to learn more about how the situation is unfolding. Also, you should use them to reach out to friends and family.

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