National Preparedness Month: Creating Communication and Evacuation Plans

Don't Wait, CommunicateThroughout National Preparedness Month, we’re offering tips to help you know what to do if a disaster happens.

This week: Creating Communication and Evacuation Plans.

Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes, so it’s important to think about the following situations and plan just in case. Consider the following questions when making a plan:

 How will my household get emergency alerts and warnings?

 How will my household get to safe locations during disasters that can occur in our area (tornadoes, floods, severe storms, etc.)?
 How will my household get in touch if cell phone, internet, or landline telephones don’t work?
 How will I let loved ones know I’m safe?
 How will my household get to a meeting place after the emergency?
Here are some resources to help your family prepare:
       PARENTS: Record important emergency contacts and
                     Create a pocket reference to keep with you
       KIDS: Create a communication and evacuation plan

Keep an eye on the MFD Blog for more preparedness tips throughout September.
Be a part of the nationwide discussion online under the hashtag #NatlPrep.

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Category: General, Your Safety