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Stay In Contact


Know how to inform family, friends, and caregivers of your well-being and whereabouts if your family is not together when a disaster strikes.

The Basics

  • Send text messages to your family, friends, and out-of-town contact. In many cases, text messages will go through when a phone call may not.
  • Update your social media statuses and feeds with information about your location and well-being after an emergency.
  • Limit your phone calls to only critical communications so you conserve battery life and keep the lines open for emergency communications.

Quick Tips

  • Record an outgoing voicemail greeting that includes information on your whereabouts and well-being.
  • Go to the appropriate emergency meeting place listed in your Emergency Action Plan.
  • Conserve your battery by reducing the screen’s brightness and closing apps you are not using.
  • Microchip your pets with up-to-date contact information for you and an emergency contact. Microchips are, in general, inexpensive and can improve your odds of being reunited if separated in an emergency.