You dial and you dial, but you cannot get your phone to dial. In an emergency communication can be a challenge. Make sure you and your family are prepared by planning ahead.
Keep a contact card in your wallet or purse with key contact information.
Identify an out-of-state friend or relative to serve as an emergency contact. In an emergency long-distance calls are often easier to make.
Use social media or text messaging to communicate with family members.
September is National Preparedness Month sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Department of Homeland Security.
The power is out and there is no gas or running water. You are trapped inside your home for three days. Would you and your family be prepared?
Create an emergency kit to make sure you are ready. FEMA recommends the following items be in a basic emergency kit:
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