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You can't know where you'll be or what you'll be doing when disaster strikes. That is why it is so important to make an emergency plan before something happens. Work together with your household, friends, coworkers, and neighbors to make a plan.
Communicating with loved ones is very important in the aftermath of a disaster, but normal communications methods might not work. Having a communications plan will help you stay connected.
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Family Communications Planning Guide(PDF, 965KB)
Use this guide to help your household establish a communications plan.
Your household should have plans to evacuate your home, your neighborhood, and the entire area if necessary.
Evacuation Planning GuideUse this guide to help your household develop an evacuation plan.
Home Fire Escape Plan
Use this guide to create a home evacuation guide in case of a fire in your household.
Do you know multiple routes to get home or someplace safe without using a GPS? Are you aware of upcoming weather forecasts or hazards that might impact driving conditions? Make an emergency plan for your commute.
Pets and animals need special consideration when creating a household emergency plan. Try not to leave pets behind during an emergency or evacuation, and never leave pets chained up outside if the household has to leave suddenly.
Determine if there is any special assistance you might need during a disaster, and include it in your emergency plan.
Find activities, resources, and extra information about preparing and teaching children about emergency preparedness.
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