Having a Family Communications plan is extremely important in cases of emergency. Cell phones are not enough and you need to have a way to connect with your entire family if need be. One idea outside of using a cell phone is having what is called a marker. If you go out with your friend you can always just put a mark on a piece of paper to indicate you left so that the family is aware. Having a detailed discussion about where the best meeting point is in a disaster is also very important. Protect the most defenseless members of your family first and always have a backup situation in place.
- In times of an emergency, it is extremely important to have a disaster plan in place. Communications should not just be limited to cell phones, landlines or internet communications; you should also establish several meet-up locations so your entire family can meet up when the time comes.
- Write a list of pros and cons and rank the homes from best to worst. Every family typically has more than one location where several members of the family can meet to establish a survival plan. If the preferred home happens to be in the middle of the disaster, there will be backup meeting spots to go to.
- Another important detail to iron out is how to communicate without using phones or and internet communications, since they may not be available. Instead, use “markers” as a way to convey a message to others.
“Communications should not just be limited to cell phones, landlines or internet communications; you should also establish several meet-up locations so your entire family can meet up when the time comes.”