You asked: When should you evacuate in a hurricane?

At what category hurricane should you evacuate?

Category 4 – Winds of 131-155 mph; Storm surge 13′-18′ above normal. Category 5 – Winds greater than 155 mph; Storm surge higher than 18′ above normal.

When should you evacuate?

Leave as soon as evacuation is recommended by fire officials to avoid being caught in fire, smoke or road congestion. Don’t wait to be ordered by authorities to leave. Evacuating the forest fire area early also helps firefighters keep roads clear of congestion, and lets them move more freely to do their job.

Should I evacuate for a Category 4 hurricane?

In the event you are in the path of a Category 4 hurricane, evacuation is your best bet. Secure your home, batten down the hatches, and get out of town. Pack enough provisions for an extended stay away from home, and be sure to let a family member out of state know you’re alright and uninjured.

Do you evacuate for a Category 2 hurricane?

Category 2 storms bring torrential rains, storm surge, and flooding that may extend for many miles inland. They also bring the increased probability of evacuation of neighborhoods close to the coastline, so residents living there are advised to have an evacuation plan in place and be prepared to execute it.

Should you evacuate during a CAT 1 hurricane?

Many of us tend to drop our guard when storms are projected to hit while classified as a Category 1. This is a mistake. … These storms are not likely to call for evacuation of your home, but you should take proper steps to make your property safe from the incoming elements.

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What to do before evacuating for a hurricane?

Be sure to prepare the following:

  1. An emergency food and water supply.
  2. An emergency medicine supply.
  3. Emergency power sources such as flashlights (don’t forget extra batteries).
  4. Safety and personal items.
  5. Important documents, including medical documents, wills, passports, and personal identification.
  6. A fire extinguisher.

What to do if a hurricane is coming?

If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should:

  1. Listen to the radio or TV for information.
  2. Secure your home, close storm shutters, and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.
  3. Turn off utilities if instructed to do so. …
  4. Turn off propane tanks. …
  5. Moor your boat if time permits.