September 9, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month, Develop a Family Communication Plan

national preparedness monthBatavia, OH – One way that you can better prepare yourself for an emergency or disaster is to create a family communications plan. Families are not always together when disaster strikes, so having a communications plan is essential.

To help in the planning process, FEMA has created family plan checklists. Complete the plan, and then fill out a contact card for each member of the family to keep in a wallet, purse, or backpack so it will be readily available during an emergency.

Family Communication Plan Tips:

For additional information on developing communication plans, visit: www.ready.gov/family-communications; http://emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/plan/; https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php

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