Family Emergency Plan

Make sure your family has a plan in case of an emergency. Before an emergency happens, sit down together and decide how you wil get in contact with each other, where you will go and what you will do in an emergency. Keep a copy of this plan in your emergency supply kit or another safe place where you can access it in the event of a disaster.

Each family should have a designated primary and at least one alternate location to gather. Families should also ensure that each child has a printed copy of important phone numbers in case cell phones or digital devices are no longer working.

Here are key elements to have on hand (printed) for each family member:
  • Neighborhood meeting place.
  • Out-of-Neighborhood meeting place.
  • Out-of-Town meeting place.
  • Full Name.
  • Dates of Birth.
  • Social Security Number.
  • Phone numbers.
  • Important medical information.
  • Work locations.
  • School locations.
  • Evacuation location 1.
  • Evacuation location 2.
  • Evacuation location 3.
Write down where your family spends the most time: work, school and other places you frequent. Schools, daycare providers, workplaces and apartment buildings should all have site-specific emergency plans that you and your family need to know about.