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Family Emergency Plan

Make a Family Emergency Plan (downloadable form). Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what you will do in case of an emergency.

Identify ahead of time where your family will meet, both within and outside of Crystal Park.

It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members.

Be sure every member of your family knows the phone number and has a prepaid phone card to call the emergency contact.

You may have trouble getting through, or the telephone system may be down altogether, but be patient.

Identify several places you could go in an emergency, a friend's home in another town, a motel or public shelter.

If you do not have a car, go immediately to a safety area/checkpoint.

If you have a car, keep a half tank of gas in it at all times in case you need to evacuate.

Take your Emergency Supply Kit.

Take your pets with you, but understand that only service animals may be permitted in public shelters. Plan how you will care for your pets in an emergency.

You may also want to inquire about emergency plans at places where your family spends time: work, daycare and school. If no plans exist, consider volunteering to help create one.


 

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