MUSCATINE, Iowa - No one likes to think about having to leave their home because of flooding. Yet, with the high possibility of flooding occurring in Iowa this spring, you must be ready to evacuate if necessary. Here are some things you can do to get ready.
Make a plan
Talk with your family members about what each needs to do if an evacuation is imminent. Discuss where you will stay, what you need to take with you when you go, how you will stay in contact if you are separated prior to or during an evacuation.
Include in your plan any special arrangements that need to be made for family members who are elderly or have special needs. Don’t forget to plan for your pets.
What to pack
Determine what you will need to take if you must leave your home. If you can, pack some items now so they are ready to go at a moment’s notice. For those items you can’t pack now, make a checklist so you won’t forget anything important when it does come time to evacuate. Consider the following:
Learn more about emergency preparedness at www.bereadyiowa.gov.