- Pack what you will need, including emergency supplies kit.
- Turn off water and electricity at the main valve, breakers or fuses.
- Turn off propane gas tanks that serve individual appliances like a stove or grill. Do not turn off natural gas unless local officials advise to do so. While you may turn water and electricity back on, only a professional should turn gas back on, to avoid the possibility of a leak leading to explosion. Since it can take weeks for a professional to respond, do not turn off the gas unless you are told to do so, or you suspect a leak.
- Listen for and follow local evacuation instructions.