Have A Plan

Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations. Ensure that your family has an establish Family Communication Plan in place in the event of an emergency.

Communicating the Plan
Access the Family Emergency Plan and fill out the sections before printing it or emailing it to your family and friends. You should also inquire about emergency plans at places where your family spends time:
  • Commuting
  • Daycare and school
  • Faith organizations
  • Sports events
  • Work
If no plans exist, consider volunteering to help create one. Talk to community leaders, your colleagues, neighbors and members of faith or civic organizations about how you can work together in the event of an emergency. You will be better prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead and communicate with others in advance. Think about school and workplace plans as well.