Protect Your Loved Ones
Your family members are an important part of your life, and when a disaster strikes, they are your first thought. Steps can be taken to prepare your family and help plan the actions you will take during a disaster, especially since you may not be together at that time. Sit down with your family and decide how you will get in touch with each other, who will be your outside contact, where you will go and what you will do for different types of emergency situations that may occur in McKinney.
Texasprepares.org offers a template with instructions for families to use to prepare. This is a great starting point to complete your personal family plan. Included are the Family Emergency Plan and Emergency Plan Instructions.
The KnoWhat2Do Program also offers an electronic step-by-step planning tool that can be completed online and printed off. Go to the tool.
Remember to include emergency contacts and family meeting places. For every emergency contact, include:
- First and last names
- Home telephone number
- Cell phone number
- Email address
Decide on a neighborhood meeting place and an out-of-town meeting place. If you live in a manufactured home, remember to take additional planning measures. Your home will not be a viable shelter in certain disaster situations.
Individual Family Member Information
For each family member, include:
- Birth date
- Social Security number
- Important medical information
Family Location Information
For each family member, include where they spend their time during the day. This could include schools, workplaces or daytime activity areas.
Important Information Section
Include information such as medical providers, insurance information and other contacts not previously stated.