Project for Operation Emergency Prepare

Grab and Go Checklist

If you have only moments before evacuating and haven’t prepared a Vital Document Packet or any emergency supplies, grab these items quickly and go!

(Note: Use travel routes specified by local authorities. Shortcuts could be impassable or dangerous.)

  • Driver’s license or personal identification
  • Basic supplies: Water, food, first-aid kit, hygiene items
  • Prescription medications, glasses or contact lenses
  • Maps: The official evacuation route, alternate routes and a list of shelters
  • Car keys and keys to the place you are going (if applicable)
  • Cash and traveler’s checks

Other essentials:



Shelter Realities:

  • Provisions are likely to be limited, so plan on using your own supplies.
  • Many organizations have created pet-friendly shelters, but sometimes pets are prohibited. Call your local emergency management office, animal shelter, or animal control office to find out which shelters in your area do accept pets.
  • Smoking, alcoholic beverages and weapons are prohibited.
  • Expect and plan for confined and uncomfortable conditions.