Today is day two of Hurricane Preparedness Week. Today’s topic deals with developing an evacuation plan. Why is that important? Well, the number one reason to evacuate during any tropic threat is storm surge. Storm surge is the rush of water on top of the normal tide. Since most areas along the coast are at low elevation they are very susceptible to flooding. If you are in an evacuation zone and you are told to leave you must know what roads to take as many roads will be closed or changed to one way to get people out of harm's way as quickly as possible.
Chatham County is divided into 3 zones. Check the map to see what zone you are in.
Here are the evacuation routes for Chatham and Beaufort Counties.
Having an evacuation plan will help you get on the road to get out of harms way quickly. Some things to think about are where will you go, how much gas do you need, do you have your prescription, important documents. Don’t forget about pets. Not all hotels are pet-friendly so call ahead and find out.
Preparing for a tropical system is something that needs to be done and the more prepared you are the easier it will be for you and your family.
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