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It is important to keep a physical list of emergency contacts, both for yourself and for others to use.

  • Cell phones, computer backups, and address books can all be damaged in a disaster.

Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance how you will contact one another and get back together in different situations.

  • Identify an out-of-town contact for you all to connect with during and after a disaster.
    • It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members.
    • Be sure every member of your family knows this phone number and has a cell phone, coins, or a prepaid phone card to call the emergency contact.
  • Develop a contact list for your children's school or day care, doctor, pharmacy, insurance agent, veterinarian, and other important numbers.

Contacts should include:

  • Out of the Area Primary Contact
  • Out of the Area Secondary Contact
  • Physician
  • Insurance Home
  • Insurance Auto
  • School
  • Veterinarian
  • Other Contacts

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