Survival Emergency Contact List

Ensure your family stays in contact in a disaster

Recently after I read a story about a young teenager separated from her parents in the wake of the Sendai March 11, 2011 earthquake and the devastating tsunami, I decided to pack a small pack in both my daughter schoolbag and my husband’s briefcase. By the way, the teenager did locate her parents after 48 hours – she stayed alive on the top floor of her school, surviving am earthquake, tsunami and a blizzard.

Survival Emergency Contact List

First of all we discussed and picked  two meeting places:
The first was a location a safe distance from our home in case of fire – this is in our street opposite our home and saves us all trying to frantically look for each other.
The second was a place outside your neighborhood in case you can’t return home. We have a fire department near us as a first call and a friends house in the neighborhood as  a backup location

We then chose an out-of-state friend as a family contact for everyone to call. We are more likely to connect with an out-of-state number than a local number when there is a disaster in our local area.  All family members are to contact this phone number in case of an emergency. We also supplied our contact number with our out-of-state family so it minimizes calls to our area after normal phone services have been restored.

If someone in your family has a communication disability, make sure your emergency information list notes the best way to communicate with you. This may be by writing notes, pointing to letters, words, or pictures, or finding a quiet place. Also equip them with a Kwikpoint


Let Your Family Know You’re Safe

If your community has experienced a disaster, register on the American Red Cross Safe and Well Web site available through to let your family and friends know about your welfare. If you don’t have Internet access, call 1-866-GET-INFO to register yourself and your family.


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