Does your family have a hammered out emergency plan? We took 30 minutes this weekend to discuss as a family what we would do if there was ever any sort of disaster where we could not reach one another by phone. I would encourage everyone to take some time to do the same with your family. It is certainly not a "happy" subject, but it is critical. In the event of a disaster, it could relieve a lot of confusion and heartache.
Some basic topics to consider...
1. Where will you meet?
2. Who will gather up the children?
3. How long will you wait at your centralized meeting place?
4. What about grandparents? Are there other family members or friends with special needs that should be accounted for?
5. What if someone is "missing?"
While our emergency plan is very people centered, we did also discuss our need for water reserves. We have never had ANY, which I know is not very smart. I'm going to be working over the next several months to build an emergency water supply.
If anyone has any suggestions for details that I have missed, I would love to hear them. Also, feel free to share YOUR emergency plan.
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