The American Medical Association suggests having an escape plan – whether that be from your house to a neighbor’s in case of a fire, or out of your city or town.
Make sure you know the emergency plans at your workplace and children’s schools. Plan out how you will communicate with your family. The AMA suggests designating an out-of-state contact person with whom everyone can check-in if people get separated.
In the age of GPS devices, many drivers don’t even have a map in their vehicle. Get one.
The type of tree also matters. Evergreens tend to be more brittle and break more easily. Oaks are typically very strong but can be dangerous if heavy rain washes away the ground around their roots.