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Emergency Planning

Make an Emergency Plan:

Plan in advance what you will do in an emergency.

  • Identify places for your family to meet: One in the home, one outside the home for things like fire and one place outside of the neighborhood if you must evacuate the area.
  • Find out your employer, school and day care provider emergency procedures.
  • Ask a relative or friend who lives out of the area to be your family's contact person.  In an emergency, all family members should contact this person and tell them where they are.
  • Put "in case of emergency" contact on your cell phone.
  • Talk with family members and loved ones about how they would be cared for if they got sick, or what will be needed to take care of them in your home.
  • Have a list of current family health information: allergies, medications, children's weights, ages/birth dates.
  • Make plans for the care of your pets.
  • Volunteer with local groups to prepare and assist with emergency response.
  • Register on-line to be a volunteer at Minnesota Responds.

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