Instead of running in circles, do these three things when ordered to evacuate:
- Look at your emergency plan to know where your nearest shelter is and the route you’re going to take. Get your emergency bag.
- Call friends and family who you have designated in your emergency plan that you will be evacuating, and when, so they know you’re leaving your home.
- If you have time, prep your home: roll up rugs and stand them on end. Close windows and close interior and exterior doors. Lock your door when leaving.
For other evacuation details, this is a good article:.
Go here for more details on emergency preparation and response courtesy of the U.S. government.