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In Case of Evacuation

In Case of Evacuation

It may be necessary to evacuate your home for several days or longer in a disaster situation. Be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice.

Steps to Take in Case of Evacuation

  • Contact the local emergency management office to learn evacuation routes for your area.
  • Determine where you will go if your community is evacuated.
  • Discuss with your family the possibility of evacuation.
  • Find out your child's school evacuation policy.
  • Check that your disaster supply kit is assembled and ready to go.
  • Make sure your car is filled up-fuel may be in short supply during a disaster.

When Authorities Tell you to Evacuate

  • Bring your disaster supply kit.
  • Wear sturdy shoes and clothing.
  • Unplug home electronics.
  • Lock the doors and windows.
  • Turn off the main switches and valves for gas, water, and electricity, if instructed.
  • Inform a friend or relative of your route.
  • Follow recommended evacuation routes. Watch
    for washed-out bridges, flooded areas and downed power lines.


  • Pets should not be left behind during a disaster, but do not risk your own safety attempting to find them if you must evacuate quickly.
  • Attach ID tags to your pet with your name and address.
  • Remember that most emergency shelters do not allow pets (except service animals).
  • Make a list of pet shelters and of hotels that permit animals in the area were you would evacuate.
  • Put together an emergency supply kit for your pet. Include things like a first aid kit, food dishes, a litter box, a leash or pet carrier, medication, food, veterinary records, and water.

If You Are Going to a Public Shelter

  • Be aware that alcoholic beverages, pets and weapons are not allowed in public shelters.
  • Practice patience and cooperation. Sharing space with many others can be a challenge.
  • Stay in the shelter until authorities advise you it is safe to leave.
  • City of Beverly Hills Shield
  • City of Beverly Hills
  • 455 North Rexford Dr
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
  • (310) 285-1000
  • Monday-Thursday 7:30AM-5:30PM
  • Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM

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