Make a plan with your people.
A little foresight can go a long way—make a plan now, so you know how to find and get in touch with your people when something happens. The same connections that are important in everyday life—with friends, family, neighbors, and communities—are even more crucial in a crisis.
Set up your meet up.
First, make an emergency plan with your inner circle of friends, relatives, or immediate family. That way, you will each know what to do in an emergency.
What basics does your plan need to include?
- Select a few of your nearest and dearest. Who's the group you'll want to get in touch with if something happens?
- Pick an out of state contact. Who can serve as a hub for information, if you can't reach others in your local area?
- Agree on a place to meet. How about a park? A landmark? Don't choose a house -- in case it's inaccessible.