Prepare yourself and your family for a disaster by making an emergency plan. Your emergency plan should address the needs of both people and pets, including medical conditions, functional needs, language barriers and other considerations.
Once you have collected this important information, gather your family members and discuss the information to put in the plan. Practice your plan at least twice a year and update it according to any issues that arise.
Below is a basic family communication plan template you can use to get started as well as other helpful resources.
- Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness [En Español] (Ready.gov)
- Make a Plan (Ready.gov)
- Emergency Preparedness for Business (Ready.gov)
- Emergency Preparedness for Kids (Ready.gov)
- Keeping Older Adults Safe in Emergencies (CDC)
- American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Resources
- Diversity Preparedness (Drexel University)