oh and no one mentioned this, but don't forget to take with you your manilla folder of important documents, i.e. birth certificate, passports, check book, social security cards. If your home is damaged, you atleast have this stuff.
PLEASE do NOT leave animals to fend for themselves. If you evacuate or go to a friends house... take them with you. If emergency strikes and you can't get back to your house, your pet is stuck. Have a boarding/ contingency plan in place for ALL pets; birds, snakes, bunnies, chickens, goats, etc. If you are told to evacuate... that means them too!