Preparing for an act of terrorism is not unlike preparing for any general emergency. Finding out what can happen is the first step. Discuss possible events with your family and then develop a disaster plan together.
Since we can't predice the future, there is no way to know what may happen. There are, however, precautionary actions that can be taken to protect yourself, your family and your home.
Preparing for an act of terrorism, criminal activity, weather or any general emergency requires finding out what can happen. Discuss possible events with your family and then develop a disaster plan together.
Create an Emergency Communication Plan
Choose an out-of town friend or relative that you and your family can call or e-mail to check on each other such a disaster occur. This person should live far enough from you that he/she would not be affected by the same event. Make sure all of your family has all the necessary contact information and, that your contact is aware the he/she has been designated as the contact.
Make sure that each member of the family has a list of all contact numbers for each other. This includes office or workplace numbers, cell phones, schools, daycare or any after school programs.
If an event happens, it is the responsibility of each family member to contact the out-of-town friend or relative if contacting each other becomes problematic. Remember in an emergency, phone lines (which many times includes the Internet) will become overloaded.