Making a hurricane evacuation plan, assembling an evacuation kit, and other preparations may help keep you, your family, and your pets safe. In addition, preparing your home for a hurricane should be part of your hurricane preparedness plan in order to protect the property you leave behind. A mandatory Hurricane evacuation plan is often declared a day or two in advance. The evacuation order, on the other hand, can come at any time. Plan ahead of time for the hurricane to ensure the safety of your family and property. If your family isn't together when the evacuation order is issued, arrange a meeting place where everyone can reconnect. It could be a church, a school, or a location in a nearby town.