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When Preparing a Family Disaster Plan...


How will your family stay in contact if separated by disaster?

  • In an emergency, normal communications may not be available, so choose two meeting places.
    • A place near your home in case of a fire, and
    • A place outside your neighborhood in case you cannot return home after a disaster.
  • Have one out-of-state and one local friend or relative as a check-in contact for everyone to call. (Sometimes it is easier to make long-distance calls than to make local calls in a disaster situation.)
  • Know the emergency plans for your children’s school or daycare center. Find out how you would be notified about an emergency.

Check out NC Cooperative Extension's Disaster Information Center website or call 255-5522 for more information.