Earthquakes: Family Disaster Plan

Material provided by Federal Alliance for Safe Homes

Where will your family be when disaster strikes? At home? School? Work? Will you be able to contact each other? Will you know how to stay safe? Earthquakes can strike at any time and without warning. Families can cope with earthquakes by preparing in advance.

Building a family disaster plan is half the formula for disaster safety. The other is making sure your family knows the drill. Conduct a drill at least once a year to keep family members safety smart.

Create a Plan 

Set Up a Family Meeting Place

Determine an Emergency Contact

Ask an out-of-town friend to be your emergency contact. Family members should call this person and tell them where they are located. Everyone must know this person's phone number.