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Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes.
Make a Plan
How will I receive
emergency alerts and warnings
What is my
What is my
family/household communication plan
types of disasters
could affect your area.
Tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities.
Create your own personal network for areas where you need assistance.
Discuss how people in your network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets or specific needs like operating medical equipment.
Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated.
Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.
Responsibilities for assisting others.
Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment.
Disabilities or access and functional needs including devices and equipment.
Cultural and religious considerations.
Pets or service animals.
Make a Kit
Water: one gallon per day per person
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
First Aid Kit
Prescription Medications and glasses
Personal Sanitation Items
Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
Can Opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
For more ideas, visit
Family Communications Plan
Fillable Family Communications Plan
Safeguarding Critical Documents and Valuables
Document and Insure Your Property