Step #1 pack your go bag
Step #2 make an evacuation plan
Step #3 practice your emergency plan
Step #4 create a comprehensive packing list.
Once you become aware of the threat & have taken the initial steps to prepare to evacuate quickly if necessary, slow down & use the time you have wisely. You may not need to evacuate in that moment, or at all, but if you will have evacuate soon what do you want to bring with you? Create a packing list of the things that are most important to you. Your go bag has the essentials + a list of the high priority items for a quick evacuation, but this more comprehensive list includes all the things you can fit in your vehicle safely. This list is very personal & may include clothes, pictures, medications, jewelry, art, etc. Anything that you would regret leaving behind if you had the time to pack it. When stress levels are high, our memory is less reliable, so use near future low stress moments to plan, prepare & consider what items are important to you. You won't have to rely on you memory if you have list.