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Being prepared also requires that you develop a family emergency and communication plan. Here are some things to consider putting in your emergency plan:
· Emergency phone numbers and important information—doctors, veterinarians, insurance information, an out of town contact.
· Do you or any of your loved ones have any special medical or access and functional needs? Here are some things you may want to consider:
Additional Resources: Ready.gov Disabilities Ready.gov Seniors
· Do you have children? Depending on the age of your child/children, there may be different things you want to consider when planning for a disaster.
Infants and toddlers:
· Do you have pets or other animals? You'll want to be sure to have a plan and supplies for them.
For more information, visit the El Dorado County Animal Services website
· Do you commute to work? Consider completing a Commuter Emergency Plan.
In emergencies, power and cell phone service can go down, or work intermittently. Think about the different ways you can communicate with your family during an emergency. If you don’t know how to text already, now is the time to learn! Text messages use a different bandwidth than regular phone calls do and can often times get through when calls cannot be completed.
Download these brochures that include a form you can fill in and tear off to start your emergency plans today!