Family Emergency Communication Plan

You may not be with your family when a disaster strikes so it’s important to make your family communication plans now. Do you know how you will get to a safe place, how you will contact each other, and how you will get back together?

Creating a family emergency communication plan will help keep everyone accounted for during an emergency. Download and complete the Ready Campaign’s Family Emergency Communications Plan for Parents and Family Communication Plan for Kids today! Fill out the documents online and print or email to family and friends.

Ready also offers these tips to make communicating during a disaster easier:

  • Identify a contact such as a friend or relative who lives out-of-state for household members to notify that they are safe;
  • Teach family members how to use text messaging. Text messages can often get around network disruptions when phone calls might not go through; and
  • Be sure every member of your family knows the phone number and has a cell phone, coins (for a pay phone), or prepaid phone card to call the emergency contact;
  • Teach family members how to use text messaging. Text messages can often get around network disruptions when phone calls might not go through; and
  • Subscribe to local emergency alert services. Sign up through your local Office of Emergency Management.

For more information about emergency alerts, review the Be Smart. Take Part. Know Your Alerts and Warnings guide from America’s PrepareAthon!