March 27, 2012

Communication in the event of an emergency is critical. We rely on our cell phones, the internet, and land phones that may not work when we are separated from our families. Two simple steps to get started: Establish an out of state contact. Establish TWO relatives that you can reach in the event local phone service is not available. It may be that everyone will be able to call out of state even when you cannot reach someone locally. Get their email too for more detailed updates.

Prepare a list of important phone numbers and email –

  • Physician / Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Family (home, cell)
  • Insurance

Put these numbers in your phone, PDA or laminate a card to be put in the car and in your backpack.

Earlier posts suggest you have three emergency essentials at your bedside (shoes, whistle, flashlight), and that water and medicines be in each of your cars in the event you cannot return home for any length of time.  Having an out of state contact and essential contact information will make it easy to let family and friends know you are OK!

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