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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Before the Storm Comes, Create a Family Emergency Communication Plan

Create an Emergency Plan Now
June 1 marks the beginning of Atlantic hurricane season and offers a great reminder to sit down with your family to develop an emergency communication plan.

Knowing where your loved ones are and how to get in touch with them in the event of a storm will give you peace of mind. Before the storm comes, check out the Prepareathon Hurricane Preparedness page with free tools, tips, and resources to help you prepare – including a guide to help you create your family emergency communication plan.

Planning starts with these three steps:
  1. Collect – Create a paper copy of the contact information for your family and other important people and offices, such as medical facilities, doctors, schools, or service providers.
  2. Share – Make sure everyone carries a copy in his or her backpack, purse, or wallet. If you complete your Family Emergency Communication Plan online at ready.gov/make-a-plan, you can print it onto a wallet-sized card. You should also post a copy in a central location in your home, such as your refrigerator or family bulletin board.
  3. Practice – Have regular household meetings to review and practice your plan. 

Watch this video to learn more about preparing for a Hurricane and download the Prepareathon How to Prepare for a Hurricane Guide.

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