Evacuation Tips

Evacuation Tips for the City of Aransas Pass

  • Keep your vehicle in good repair with a full tank of fuel.
  • Check on friends and neighbors who may have special needs.
  • Prepare your disaster supplies kit now and take it with you when you evacuate.
  • Secure your home quickly; evacuate when asked to do so.
  • Have an out-of-area point of contact whom family and friends can call to learn your evacuation plans.
  • Designate a meeting point for your family should you get separated.
  • If possible, have a CB radio or other form of communication to take with you. Use it only for emergencies.
  • Monitor local radio and television constantly for the latest news and information.

What to do When Officials Recommend an Evacuation

  • Coordinate your departure with the people who will be traveling with you.
  • Notify an out-of-area person of your evacuation plans.
  • Secure your home.
  • Pack your disaster supplies kit into your vehicle. Double check your evacuation route and leave.

Individuals Who Should Plan to Leave Early

  • Persons living on the coast, on barrier islands, or in low-lying or flood-prone areas.
  • Persons who live in manufactured housing.
  • Persons with special needs - including health or mobility-related concerns

Secure Your Home

  • Turn off gas, water, and electricity
  • Board up windows
  • Draw drapes across windows
  • Brace garage doors
  • Bring in outdoor furniture and other loose objects
  • Anchor those items you cannot bring inside
  • Place boats on trailers near your home and fill boats with water
  • Lock all windows and doors
  • Make arrangements for pets before leaving, because most shelters and many hotels and motels do not allow them.