Plan to Protect Yourself & Your Family

Family seated around a kitchen table writing an emergency plan

Prepare yourself and your family for a disaster by making an emergency plan.

Download the Family Communication Plan for Parents and Kids (PDF - 1.2 Mb), print the pages and fill them in offline.

Your emergency planning should also address the care of pets, aiding family members with access and functional needs and safely shutting off utilities.

You may also want to inquire about emergency plans at work, daycare and school. If no plans exist, consider volunteering to help create one. Read more about school and workplace plans.

Once you’ve collected this important information, gather your family members and discuss the information to put in the plan. Practice your plan at least twice a year and update it according to any issues that arise.

Last updated: 09/19/2013 - 01:36 PM