An emergency can occur at any time. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations? Your plan should include ways of getting in touch with other family members in case you are not together when an emergency happens.
The time to prepare for an emergency is before it occurs, so take some time now to create an emergency plan for future use.
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.
Talk to your neighbors about how you can work together in the event of an emergency. You will be better prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead and communicate with others in advance.