STEP TWO: MAKE A PLAN
As an element of your preparedness plan, choose an out-of-area contact for all family members to call in case of an emergency. Include the contact on your Emergency Contact Card. Your contact should live far enough away that he or she will not be affected by the disaster. You should also:
Predetermine meeting places to save time and minimize confusion.
Select two meeting places:
- Right outside your home; e.g., in cases such as a home fire.
- Outside your neighborhood or town, when you cannot return home or you must evacuate.