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Family communication during and after a disaster

Texting by Allysa Hillaby from The Noun Project

Most of us probably spend the majority of our waking hours away from home, at least on Monday through Friday. That means that when a disaster strikes family members are likely to be scattered throughout the community at school, work, or other activities.

Making a plan now for how you will communicate with one another in different situations is important. In the Helpful Links section at the right is an example of a family communication plan for parents and children. Here is another example of a family communication plan.

Regardless of the format you use for your family communication plan, be sure everyone in your family knows the plan. FEMA provides additional family communication tips here.