You never know where you will be during a disaster so
it's important that you and your family develop a "Family
Your Family Communication Plan should be:
- able to be executed quickly and simply,
- easy for the family to understand,
- updated with family members often (for
example, try updating your plan to correspond with a specific holiday,
special event, or create a schedule that works best for your family).
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Your plan should include:
- An out-of-state contact name, number, and email address
- Names, date of birth, social security number and important
medical information for each member of your household.
- Where you will meet in case you are unable to
reach your home (a school, place of business, or other
place you frequent).
- Names and numbers of family doctors, pharmacists, caregivers, veterinarians
or kennels (for pet owners) .
- Medical insurance information and policy
numbers, homeowner and rental insurance information.
- Other useful phone numbers can include local fire, police and if
applicable in your area the local 911 system for emergencies.
Red Cross - Prepare Your Home and Family
of Homeland Security - Ready America and The Ad Council's Be Prepared