Evacuating Your Studio
Some disasters strike without warning, while others allow hours or days to prepare for evacuation. Your personal safety and that of others always comes first. Do not risk your life or your health trying to save property. Disaster survivors say again and again that after the disaster, property seem much less important, "they are just things...people are what counts."
But if you are prepared and know what you want to take with you, and what you CAN take with you, it may be possible to save some of your most important things. Artists often think to take personal possessions but forget those things that are vital to getting back to work such as business records, documentation of their work and processes, or hard to replace tools.
Again, save what you can, but do not risk your own or others' health trying to do too much.
See also: The Basics: Safety Comes First