Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Family Emergency Plan

Emergency Plan Checklist

Disasters, natural and man-made, come without warning often. Having a plan, for when a disaster comes, is a great idea. The following items will help you get through the storms with less stress. 

  • Know your area and what disasters are possible. Know if you're in a flood plain or active fault line. (Locally we know we are at heightened risk for hurricanes and storms)
  • Create a basic emergency supply kit. Make sure it includes: water, food, can opener, battery powered radio, flashlight, batteries, wipes, towelettes, whistle, wrench and pliers, and first-aid kit.
  • Consider a few extra items, for your family's personal needs. These could be: food, medication, pet supplies. infant formula and diapers, extra clothing and shoes, blankets or sleeping bags.
  • Know your evacuation routes. Be sure to know your options when trying to get out of town.
  • Designate family meeting spots. Have an area near the home to meet at if you need to escape the home. Have a local spot to meet at if the family gets scattered. And also, an out-of-town spot for evacuation, if the family is separated.
  • Have an out-of-town contact. Select a person who can serve as the point of contact for everyone if family happens to get separated.
  • Make a list of important numbers. Make enough for everyone of in the family to have one in case of emergency. The numbers can include cell numbers of family, work numbers, health and home insurance numbers with policy number. 
  • Write down important personal information. On the phone list also include important notes, such as medical conditions, addresses, and birth dates.
  • Know the emergency plan for your children's schools.
  • Have a family meeting. Sit down with your family to make sure they all understand the emergency plan. 

Our team wants your family to be safe in any emergency. www.MarkCardTeam.com 

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