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prepPersonal and Family Preparedness


Families can cope better with disasters by preparing in advance and working together as a team. If something were to happen, what would you do? How would you contact one another? How would you get to a safe place? Since you may not always be able to prevent disasters, planning what to do before a disaster strikes provides the best protection for you and your family.
Create a Family Communication Plan
Because you and your family may not be together when a disaster hits, it’s important to create a communication plan to help you and your loved ones connect and get help. Complete a Family Emergency Plan for each family member. Have them keep these cards handy in a wallet, purse, or backpack.
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personCreate a Family Disaster Plan


Planning for a disaster means knowing what to do in each possible situation. Whether you have to evacuate your home or you need to shelter in place, it’s important to have a plan ahead of time.
Because different disasters may require you to go to different places, make sure you identify a meeting place in your neighborhood, a meeting place just outside your neighborhood, and a meeting place out of town. Review these plans with all members of your family and don’t forget to consider what you would do with your pets who may not be allowed in emergency shelters.
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December 15, 2017