Get information about shelters in your area to identify where you will go.
Keep a map in your vehicle, leave early to allow time for heavy traffic.
Family pets will need a 3-day supply of food & water. Owners make sure pets are wearing an up to date collar with name and phone number of someone in the area in case pet is lost. Visit http://www.petswelcome.com for a list of pet friendly hotels.
Also, have a phone number of an out of town friend who can act as a communication link if family members become separated.
Family Hurricane preparedness kit should contain:
First aid kit and important medications
At least one gallon of water per person per day
Canned food & a manual can opener
Battery powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries
Special items for infants, elderly or disabled members
Driver's license, social security cards, insurance policies