Family Emergency Plan

  • Include everyone in your household
  • Know the potential hazards of hurricanes and other threats, and hold a “family meeting” to discuss them with everyone in your household.
  • If you live alone in a multifamily building, identify neighbors in your building with whom you can rely on to create a plan together.
  • Include children in your discussions and allow them to ask questions and talk about their fears.
  • Discuss your options. Where will you go should you have to evacuate? If you are planning to travel out of town, do so well in advance of the storm.

Family Emergency Communication Plan

This is important, so that all family members know where to go and who to contact should you become separated. It is a good idea to select one out-of-state and one local contact for family members to call if separated by disaster (it is often easier to call out-of-state than within the affected area).

Have a list — or use the one one the following page — to note important numbers. Make copies for every person in your household and make sure they keep it with them at all times, or store the information in everyone’s mobile devices under the heading “ICE” for “In Case of Emergency”