Family emergency planning can be the key to surviving an emergency. That's why it's important to talk to your family to prepare them for various emergencies. Ensure the whole family is a part of the planning process so that the plan addresses everyone's needs. Recognize that in extreme situations, city emergency resources may be limited. Be prepared to care for yourself and your family for at least 3 days.
- Designate a location to meet in case it is impossible to return home or if you have to evacuate. Choose 2: 1 near your home and 1 outside the neighborhood. Make sure your family knows the address and phone number of both locations.