31 January 2006

Hurricane Season

Evacuation Plan Checklist

  • Make a list of all necessary phone numbers.
  • Note how you’ll move your cars: drive, trailer or hire a transport company.
  • Choose a backup person to drive your car to the safe area if you’re not able.
  • Keep the address of the safe location and directions on hand.
  • Outline an alternate route in case a disaster blocks your original route.
  • Note how long it will take to move all vehicles to your safe spot.
  • Make sure your car is operational and has enough gas to get to your safe spot.

The Flooded Vehicle

  • Contact your insurance company immediately.
  • Take notes and photos of any damage.
  • Do not attempt to start your vehicle; it could ruin the motor.
  • Remove broken glass to prevent cutting upholstery, carpet or people
  • Have your vehicle towed to your repair facility.
  • Ask the repair facility to start the drying process ASAP, removing carpet, seats and trunk carpet.
  • Drain and replace all fluids.

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