What does "evacuate" mean?
Evacuate means to leave the area immediately. If you are asked to evacuate, you will have little time to gather belongings so ensure you and your family have an emergency preparedness kit ready at all times.
If you evacuate, follow the local media for instructions and shut off utilities if instructed to do so. Take your emergency preparedness kit with you and ensure your pet is cared for. Lock your home and register at the predetermined Reception Centre, even if you do not plan to stay there. This is important so that officials can get a hold of you to advise you to return to your home.
Consider developing a family emergency plan (397.8 KB) so that everyone in your household knows what to do in case of an emergency.