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When a disaster strikes, your family may not be together so it’s important to plan your strategy in advance. Begin the process by developing a family emergency plan and use the plan to determine how you'll contact each other, where you'll meet, and what you'll do in different emergency situations. If possible, establish an out-of-town or regional contact (extended family relations or friends) for your family members to call as a secondary contact in case local family can’t be reached.
Assembling a disaster supplies kit and developing a family emergency plan can help you and your family to prepare for the unexpected, whether man-made or natural. The next step in emergency preparedness is to identify ways you can receive critical information before, during and after an emergency.
People can receive information from local authorities, agencies, and businesses through PublicAlerts, FlashAlert Newswire and by listening to local radio and watching television stations:
Remember, being prepared and knowing what to do will make all the difference when seconds count in an emergency. For additional information on emergency preparedness in Multnomah County, visit http://web.multco.us/em/emergency-preparedness.
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