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Plan in advance how you will assemble your family and anticipate where you will go. Choose several destinations in different directions so you have options in an emergency.
If you have a car, keep at least a half tank of gas in it at all times. Become familiar with alternate routes as well as other means of transportation out of your area. If you do not have a car, plan how you will leave if you have to.
Take your emergency supply kit, unless you have reason to believe it is contaminated, and lock the door behind you. Take pets with you if you are told to evacuate, however, if you are going to a public shelter, keep in mind they may not be allowed inside.
If you believe the air many be contaminated, drive with your windows and vents closed and keep the air conditioning and heater turned off. Listen to the radio for instructions.