3 Ways to Prepare for a Disaster
- Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to be your family's check-in person. In an emergency, SMS messages and long-distance calls often go through more easily than calls in the affected area.
- Know the routes your family members generally take to and from work, school, and other daily activities so that you can tell authorities where they may have been traveling if a disaster strikes.
- Make sure every adult in your household knows when and how to shut off the water, power, and gas. Post instructions near the main switches.
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