How To Make a Hurricane Preparedness PlanWhen faced with a stressful situation, survivors of disasters may make uninformed and ignorant survival decisions. Making a plan, understanding your risks, and working through contingencies with your family will help them make smart, rational decisions during an emergency.
Use the suggestions below to create your detailed preparedness plan.
Designate an Out of State Contact:Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to serve as the "family contact." Following a wide-spread disaster, long-distance communications have a more substantial chance of delivery vs. local communications. Texts vs. calls have an even higher success rate as your phone will store a text until it can find a signal.
Advise your family contact to remain near a phone during and after the storm. Ensure everyone in the family knows the name, address, and phone number of your designated contact person. Complete and hand out the out-of-state Contact Cards to every member of your family. Carry them in wallets, purses, or backpacks.
If you are separated from your loved ones during an emergency, text your out-of-state contact number. Give your contact critical information including your physical condition, location, direction, and plan to reunite. Check back regularly.