Published: Jul 06, 2011 6:08 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 06, 2011 5:09 PM EDT

HURRICANE CENTRAL - When it's time to evacuate, you've got to be ready to move.

--Know your evacuation route ahead of time and stick to those routes.

--Make sure you have a full tank of gas in the car you plan to evacuate in.

--Bring sturdy shoes and clothing because when you come back, you may have to deal with lots of debris.

--Close and lock all your doors and windows to your home.

--Unplug electrical equipment and small appliances.