If a disaster such as a fire, flood, or chemical spill is heading toward your home, its best to evacuate while you still have time. You may, in fact, be ordered to do so.
Therefore, having a plan for emergency evacuation is essential. Each member of the family should know exactly what to do.
Decide on a meeting place if you must evacuate quickly. Know ahead of time what you need to take with you, and have those items packed in your “72-hour kit” (as described later) and stashed in a convenient location so you can quickly grab them on your way out the door. Leave a note in a place where it can be easily seen to let absent family members or others who might come looking for you know where you are going.
In the event of a crisis such as an earthquake or tornado, decide ahead of time