Make a plan for how your family will stay in contact if separated by an emergency:
- Make sure people close to you know how to reach you and you know how to reach them.
- Designate an out-of-town friend or relative to be the contact point for your family. In an emergency, it may be easier to call long distance as local phone lines may become overloaded.
- Take time now to learn alternate routes and ways to get where you need to go. There are often multiple ways to reach a destination.
- Write down your emergency contact information and encourage each member of your family to do the same. Keep it current and keep it with you. Information may include:
- Your transit system telephone number and website
- Local transit police (non-emergency)
- Local transit police emergency number
- Your local American Red Cross chapter telephone number and website
- Your emergency phone number
- Family emergency phone numbers
- An out-of-town contact - name and phone number
- Your family emergency meeting place