Hurricane Evacuation and Power Outage Checklist

Stock up on plenty of bottled water before a hurricane heads your way. (Jshanebutt / DepositPhotos)

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Hurricane Ian is heading for the Gulf Coast with potentially life-threatening flooding, according to meteorologists. Now’s the time for people in its path to decide whether to evacuate or ride out the storm.

Either way, you need to be prepared.

If you plan to evacuate during severe weather, go ahead and gather important papers and have road maps on hand. Yes, you’ll need the old-fashioned, paper maps, since there’s no guarantee that internet connections or your vehicle’s GPS will work.

These are just a couple of ‘musts’ for your hurricane survival game plan.

If you want to weather Hurricane Ian at home, you still need to prepare for inevitable power outages. That means having a portable generator handy and ready or service, along with no shortage of batteries. You’ll also need to stock up on food and water.

Whether you’re evacuating Hurricane Ian or staying right at home, you will definitely need to consider how to protect your home, and stay healthy, during the storm.

Review our checklist to make sure you’re well prepared for this storm.


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