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How Do You Plan For An Emergency?

Emergencies occur when we don't expect them, and usually when families are not in one place. Instantly, you need to think about your kids at school or elderly parents who are living across town or perhaps in another state. If modes of communication don’t work, or some neighborhoods aren’t accessible, what will you do?

The only logical way to increase the chances of your family’s safety in these scenarios is to have an emergency plan ready. Consequently, it is important to plan in advance of a possible emergency. Having a stored plan, and talking about it beforehand with loved ones, will make the impact of real emergency situations less harrowing and give you direction. However, the absence of an emergency plan could lead to heavy losses such as several casualties and/or possible financial collapse of your family or even your business.

Learn about possible emergencies, both natural and man-made, that can happen in the area of your residence and plan for the ones that are more likely to happen. People are generally plagued by an attitude of "it can't happen here", you must never fall in that self-inflicted trap. You should always be willing to take the time and effort to prepare a plan. It is always better to be ready than taken by surprise.

Designing a “universal” emergency preparedness plan framework is not an easy task, and I will not even attempt it here. I will, however, provide you with a link to a really cool tool – brought to you by the guys who really know about emergency plan preparation, the government (ready.gov) – that helps you write a viable emergency plan.

Before you begin preparing your emergency plan, you should know that it takes roughly 20 minutes to complete. That amount of time is trivial, considering the value of having a plan that you and your family can fall back up should something go terribly wrong. 

Please click on the button below to start your new plan. The information that you will enter will not be stored or used. It is only used for your personalized Family Emergency Plan.  When you close the browser window, all information will be cleared


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