Family Disaster Plan
- Discuss the type of
hazards that could affect your family. Know
your home's vulnerability to tornado,
flooding and wind.
Locate a safe room or the safest areas in
your home for each storm hazard. In certain
circumstances the safest areas may not be
your home but within your community.
- Determine escape
routes from your home and places to meet
(Rally Points); including a child's school,
a neighbor or a public place.
an out-of-state friend as a family contact,
so all your family members have a single
point of contact. Have at least 2 ways of
contact; e-mail, phone, etc.
a plan now for what to do with your pets if
you need to evacuate.
emergency telephone numbers by your phones
and make sure your children know how and
when to call 911.
your insurance coverage - flood damage is
not usually covered by homeowners insurance.
non-perishable emergency supplies and a
- Use a
NOAA all-harards radio (formerly known
as a NOAA weather radio). Remember to
replace its battery every 6 months, as you
do with your smoke detectors.
- Take First Aid, CPR
and disaster preparedness classes.