Create a Communication Plan
Your family and friends may not be together when disaster strikes. That’s why it’s important that you find out what kinds of disasters, both natural and man-made, are most likely to occur in your area and make a plan to help you stay in touch, stay safe and reunite after the event.
Choose an out-of-town contact
It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members.
Be sure every member of your family knows the phone number and has coins or a prepaid phone card to call the emergency contact. You may have trouble getting through, or the telephone system may be down altogether, so be patient.
Make your Plan!
Personalize your own communications plan with the form found on the KnoWhat2Do website at http://www.thinkprepareact.com/plan/